This excerpt from The English Teacher’s Survival Guide offers alternative suggestions to traditional assessments like quizzes, tests, and some kinds of essays that heavily rely on a student’s ability to memorize, recall, and record information. Twenty-ﬁrst-century learners need to be able to analyze and synthesize the huge quantities of information that are available at our ﬁngertips. As a result, how we grade students can be challenging at times. Learning some tools and strategies for evaluating students and their mastery of skills and knowledge can help diminish some of our anxiety.
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