Assessment tool - Graphic organisers
Each of the following graphic organisers includes a description, and explains how, why and when it should be used. Where available, links are provided to examples of how schools have successfully used a graphic organiser in the classroom.
Correlation Chart (PDF - 192Kb) - a Correlation Chart is a tool that allows a teacher or student to graph a relationship between two different factors. View the teacher comments.
Stacked Line Graph (PDF - 210Kb) - a Stacked Line Graph is a line graph that will display graphically trends in data you have collected on a student or class. View the teacher comments on this tool from Mooroopna Park Primary School.
DIGA (PDF - 192Kb) (Describe, Interpret, Generalise, Apply) - a tool used for reflection by individual students or classes to create a deeper understanding of a topic, skill or process. View the teacher comments on this tool from Bayswater South Primary School, Sydenham-Hillside Primary School.
KWHL (PDF - 209Kb) (Know? Want to know? How will I find out? What did I Learn?) - a tool used to inform teachers of the knowledge and interest level of their students at the start of a topic or unit and to help assess their learning at the completion. View the teacher comments on this tool from Aldercourt Primary School and Horsham Secondary College.
Learning Matrix (PDF - 200Kb) - a tool that uses the X and Y axes to chart different levels of learning achievement. The topic, assignment or lesson is broken down into small parts that can be rated by the student or teacher as the student achieves and learns.
Learning Triangles (PDF - 197Kb) - a graphic organiser that allows students to interconnect their senses and emotions by reflecting on their feelings as well as their knowledge. View the teacher comments on this tool from Pearcedale Primary School, Myrtleford Primary School and Kew East Primary School.
Pyramind (PDF - 210Kb) - a 3D graphic organiser that allows students to interconnect their knowledge under three major headings: Contrast (advantages and disadvantages) Reflection (why so?) and Prediction (what if?)
Webs (PDF - 192Kb) - a graphic organisation tool that allows students to organise and connect their ideas, research and questions on a topic, assignment or question. It is also called a mind map or concept map.
PMI (PDF - 195Kb) - a tool, first developed by Edward De Bono, which encourages students to reflect and organise their ideas into what has worked, (Plus) what hasn’t worked, (Minus) and what is interesting (I). View the teacher comments on this tool from Bayswater South Primary School, Whorouly Primary School, Chilwell Primary School, and Horsham Secondary College.