This weeks readings stressed the importance of allowing students the freedom to use their critical thinking skills to demonstrate reading comprehension. Both Dolgin and Jago prefer summatively assessing their students by having them write essays, do presentations, or hold discussions. Jago particularly, does not see the value at all in using objective tests. I have been a proponent of using objective tests as long as the tests themselves cover the work done in class and students know what they will be tested. I do know that many students are lousy tests takers and are either bad at studying to remember facts or are just not suited for it, so making these students take tests is setting them up to fail. But i see the value in remembering some things about texts (It was Fern’s mother who bought her the doll, not her father) and still desire to help my students to learn or remember those facts. When i posted that i saw value in the objective tests Bethany asked me if there was some way for me to cover this part of the unit or lesson by using formative assessments and not wait until the end and give a big test. I like her suggestion for doing it this way and well i guess that is the whole point of this course.