Un-quiz

My first year out of the classroom was 2010.  I was talking to a colleague today about a type of assessment I used to do in my classroom.  I called it an un-quiz.

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This is a variation of a typical multiple choice quiz, except that I asked for a WRONG answer. Along with the wrong answer choice, the students had to give a reason why it was a wrong answer.  (Be sure that your wrong answer choices provide valuable information!) This allowed me to see how they reasoned about wrong solutions, language they used, AND the students had multiple means of showing their knowledge.

I haven’t used this strategy in a while…if you do something similar or try it for the first time, I’d be interested in hearing about what you think.

 

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