Test taking can be a learning process instead of a nerve-wracking experience for students. Multiple choice tests and cramming for exams are unnecessary After a mad rush to get the material completed, both the teacher and student have to face the testing stage of the learning process.
When teachers have completed a section of work and want to ensure that their students have understood the material, they inevitably give some kind of summarizing activity, quiz or test, either orally or in written form. The test serves not only to ascertain if the students have grasped the work, but also ensures that the teachers, themselves, have taught the subject adequately.
Use creative ideas to test your students, such as pairing them and getting them to write a role play with the information. The could create a game for other students using the topic just learned. Another way is to have each student write a question and the teacher puts them all together to form the test. The could answer a question by writing a diary of a character using the information from the test material.
Check out the creative writing section on the site and use those ideas to formulate a test.
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