A new twist on traditional assessments: Ideas you can use

Assessment doesn’t have to be a traditional quiz or test! Here are plenty of ideas for turning assessment on its head.

The metaphors you can use for assessments go on and on. It can be a measuring stick. A magnifying glass. It’s a glimpse into student understanding.

Assessments don’t, however, have to be a formal quiz or test.

They can be varied and as informal as a conversation at times. Assessments can be creative and innovative.

When you get the #DitchBook tweeters together for a Thursday evening Twitter chat, you know there will be great ideas! This week’s topic was “Ditching Traditional Assessments,” and the discussion was enlightening!

What are your best practices for assessment? How do you mix things up with creative, non-traditional assessment? Please leave your best ideas in a comment at the end of this post!

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+ 03/01/2018
Kids ROELoves Park, IL
  Public Event
+ 03/07/2018
Delaware Association of School Admin 
+ 03/16/2018
Lake Shore Central SchoolAngola, NY
+ 03/30/2018
Taylorville CUSDTaylorville, IL
+ 04/21/2018
Great ExpectationsEdmond, OK
+ 06/01/2018
MSD of MartinsvilleMartinsville, IN
+ 06/04/2018
Granbury ISDGranbury, TX
+ 06/05/2018
Columbus City SchoolsColumbus OH
+ 06/07/2018
School City of MishawakaMishawaka, IL
+ 06/13/2018
InnEdCoKeystone, CO
  Public Event
+ 06/21/2018
Barr-Reeve Jr/Sr High School- Washington Community SchoolsWashington, IN
+ 08/09/2018
St. Joseph Grade SchoolSouth Bend, IN
+ 08/14/2018
Tech CampPortage, Michigan
+ 08/15/2018
St. Anthony de Padua Catholic SchoolSouth Bend, IN
+ 09/24/2018
Alliance for Curriculum EnhancementBillings, Montana