Short Description: Tests and quizzes should mirror the style and rigor of the standardized tests as often as possible. That means using high level rigor and using questions that feel like they could on the exam. When they take the exam they will feel like it is all too familiar.
Good vs Bad Test Question Example:
This is the type of question on the tests at the end of the year:
This is the type of question on the tests/quizzes during the year:
One of these is much more representative of the exam.
Doing well on tests should imply doing well on exams.