I know my students learn best when they are doing, trying, and applying. Then, too often, they need to take assessments that are all tell, tell, tell. We have regurgitation saturation.
Shouldn't our assessments be as dynamic and engaging as the the best lessons we teach? What if instead of giving assessment that ask students to tell us what they've learned we ask them to show us? Show us how a certain math concept works, how waterways influence civilizations, or how character overcomes a conflict. Then, the assessment continues to foster learning, instead of acting as an endpoint.