Developing the proper test and essay questions are vital to proper assessment and and obtaining measureable learning outcomes. My thought process behind my test and essay questions is that I prefer performance based assessment because it seems to be a more hands on approach and a more in depth evaluation can be obtained through observing. I don’t look for a right or wrong answer from the essay questionm but how much information the student knows and whether or not they have an understanding of the information they are writing, I am able to observe and assess whether or not the student has learned and recognizes all the different facets of information taught concerning clocks and telling time.
Kubiszyn, Tom (10/2009). Educational Testing and Measurement: Classroom Application and Practice  (VitalSource Bookshelf), Retrieved from http://online.vitalsource.com/books/9780470571880/.