Assessment and Testing

Assessment and Testing

A spiral of clockwise arrows revolving around and through the word "Evaluation"

This section includes a growing resource bank on assessment and testing for many different learning activities – core content, assignments, discussions, participation, experiential learning, reflection, flipped/blended courses, formative/summative activities, etc.

13 Alternatives to Traditional Testing

A drawing of a frustrated test-taker with following written beside, showing the limitation of testing: "I study, I take the test, I pass it, I forget what I learned."


A. “Alternatives to Traditional Testing” (web page) outlines 13 “reasonable alternatives to traditional tests” (or 12 for final essays!).

  • These alternate assessment strategies may be "advantageous to promote student learning and be more authentic means of students demonstrating what they have learned at the higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy (synthesis, analysis, evaluation).”

B. The 13 explained alternatives to traditional testing include the following:

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