I love to mix up my assessment strategies to incorporate old, faithful methods as well as creative, new approaches. Today I want to talk about why and how partner quizzes work for a secondary English classroom. Note: I have heard of some teachers/professors successfully using small groups of 3-4 on both quizzes and exams, but I only have experience with partners on lower-stakes quizzes. I'd love to hear your comments, questions, and suggestions below!
Good assessments will help you correctly and effectively assess your students’ knowledge and comprehension of a text so that you can more successfully schedule and utilize the precious time you have with your students. In general, there are some guidelines that can help you no matter what type of quiz or test you write: