I've gone back and forth for years about how students should show their understanding, and especially when: in the classroom or on their own time? Flipped philosophy is all about what is the best use of precious class time? and sometimes I think it's assessment, but sometimes I don't. Now that it's April and we have just a few weeks left together, I have been swinging toward the "I don't" side of the debate. QUIZZES ARE THE MOST BORING THING that we do in my classroom. Right now I do not feel like philosophizing about that issue. Here's what I am doing instead:
38 of 84 students attempted the optional "A" item; 26 did a proficient job the first time with the two main questions, and another 19 needed to revise their responses because of inaccurate/incomplete attempts the first time. ONLY TWO students underperformed and chose not to revise their first effort. (That's what senioritis looks like in eighth grade.)
I was quite pleased with their demonstration of learning, not least of all because it didn't require a 15-minute quiz!