Apr 21, 2020

Teaching Remotely: A Ready Made Alternative to a Traditional Test

Every Saturday, NGPF Fellows meet to discuss distance learning strategies, classroom tips & tricks, check in on one another, and just say hello.

The conversation in our last meeting was focused on the topic of alternative assessment ideas; something different than a traditional test. The main theme of this conversation was CHOICE: empowering students to choose an assessment type that is engaging to them.

Born from the conversation was this ASSESSMENT ALTERNATIVES CHOICE BOARD.



Teachers can make a copy of the Choice Board template and use the same strategy with their students, such as this Honors Personal Finance Final Exam as an end of the year project or assessment for a Personal Finance class.

A special thank you to the following NGPF Fellows for attending the meetup and contributing their work: Joel Chrisler, Julie Giglia, Kerri Herrild, Jodie Holmquist, Brian Johnson, Patrick Kubeny, Amanda Lucero, Brenda Martin-Lee, Diane Mondoro, Tony Montgomery, Barb O'Neil, Brian Page, Steve Penley, Courtney Poquette, Julius Prezelski, James Redelsheimer, Sara Shackett, Ruth Sisman, Jeff Snyder, Jill Thompson, and Amanda Volz.  


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About the Author

Amanda Volz

Amanda joins the NGPF Team with over 20 years of experience teaching personal finance. During that time, she led her students to hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships, won multiple awards, and most importantly, impacted the financial lives of thousands of high school students. Amanda prides herself on being an educational leader and is constantly looking for innovative ways to make the classroom relevant, rigorous, and fun. She is a passionate advocate for financial education and has been a long-time member of the NGPF community. Fun fact - Amanda was NGPF’s first teacher account! When Amanda isn’t working, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and traveling with her husband and two children.

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