Homeschool Help: Assessment Ideas

Most of us have grown up in the conventional school where we take tests to measure how much we have learned. As homeschoolers, we also want to assess how much our children has learned and we need to give them exams and quizzes as we need to give them grades to be submitted to our Homeschool Provider (if you are enrolled in one).

But did you know that there are other ways to give grades aside from the usual fill in the blanks, true or false, identify and choosing the best answers? I’m sharing with you some of the ways to assess your child’s learning:

  1. Write a personal narrative
  2. Create infomercials
  3. Draw a comic strip which uses lessons learned
  4. Create a brochure
  5. Create a bookmark
  6. Make posters about characters from the book
  7. Calculate sale discounts from stores and online shops
  8. Find patterns
  9. Write as another individual (i.e. famous artists, scientists, historical person)
  10. Create trivia games
  11. Sketch what a scene would look like
  12. Invent a toy from a specific era or historical time period
  13. Recreate historical events
  14. Research family tree
  15. Memorize speech and poems
  16. Create surveys and analyze results
  17. Compose a poem or song
  18. Use game-based assessments like Physics Playground (http://empiricalgames.org/ppunity5/demo.html)
  19. Interview someone and write about it
  20. Make a digital presentation about lesson studied

To be able to give fair grades, you may use grading rubrics.

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