Every Friday the students have a take home, open book reading test over the chapters for that week. They have time to start the test in class, but can and should take it home over the weekend to double check their answers. Students have already taken the first quiz and have had it returned with feedback. Unlike most quizzes/tests, we are not doing test corrections for these since it is open book and students have extended time to thoughtfully respond to the questions. Since we are not doing corrections, students will have the option at the end of the novel unit to drop their lowest test score.
All of this has been discussed in class so that the students are updated as well. Already, many of them are showing deeper levels of thinking in their questions and responses.