We will be taking a test on biomes that the students have co-written. Within this Science integrated content, the students are the ones who have taught the class about the different biomes. As a result, I felt that they should be the ones to write the assessment. I have attached the assessment that they wrote which can be found in the resources.
In addition to this written assessment that the students prepared, we will also be taking a state science benchmark exam on the computers that will let me know the concepts that the students understand and the ones we need to take a closer look at and reteach.
Student test scores on this unit were impressive. The class average (between both of my classes) was 87 percent on the state biome benchmark exam. I guess the old saying that you always learn something better when you teach it held true for this unit. :)