Assessment of student learning should draw on higher order thinking skills. In my classroom, I require students to demonstrate what they know through projects and presentations. As it relates to the unit I am creating for this class, I am requiring students to draw on these skills. Students will be assessed on presentation content and delivery when they give their economic indicator presentation. I feel that in order to give a competent presentation, the presenter must know the material in detail. For the second assessment project, students will develop a survey that relates to the principle of supply and demand. The students will then be required to explain the results of the survey.
The best way to involve students in the assessment process is to provoke them to think. I hate multiple choice tests! Project based assignments that require students to defend their position is the best way to go.