Cliché warning, but use your imagination. Say you’re making a spelling test and your students think they know the drill. Why not try a multiple choice test format for one half of the test, and then mix it up with yes/no questions and fill-in-the-blank answers for the rest? Here’s a list of question types to get your imagination going.
What do a kindergarten teacher and the president of Evil Corp have in common? Neither can code complex algorithms and both would love results automatically summarized and easily exported to a spreadsheet. An online test does the trick and gives you extra me-time.