Each year for the past three years I’ve used the same “final exam” in my mainstream and ESL English classes, and they’ve gone amazingly well.

I describe the process, including providing downloadable hand-outs, here at my original blog post about it.

And every year at about this time that post gets more “hits” than just about anything else I write.

A simple summary is that students use an “improvement rubric” to evaluate their own work, see the progress they’ve made, and immediately apply it.

It’s a great way to end the year. I hope you find it useful.