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What are some alternative ways to test science students without actually using tests?

Oct 18, 2017 5:19pm

I am finding that my chemistry students have to study very hard for my tests and I am not given enough exam time by my school to test the material properly. Therefore, I am looking for alternative ways to assess my students and give them grades.

  • Science
  • 8-11
  • Assessment

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    • Oct 30, 2017 11:29am

      I give short daily bell ringers, exit slips, Peardeck, quizlet live, google forms , whiteboards and Kahoot. Doing a quick think, pair, share can also give you an idea of how the students are processing the material.

      • Nov 21, 2017 2:10pm

        I like to use quizlet live and kahoot for large class reviews; but, they can get a little rowdy. I like using go formative (a web based program) to gauge where students are as we are going through content... it's quick and a nice visual. I also sometimes like to go old school and will print off a roster and will have an exit question or goal for the day; then, if students can answer them I put an "x" on the sheet showing that they mastered the content. I hope this helps.