I have written a traditional assessment with short-answer problems and application problems similar to the work done in the unit, the review and the self-assessment, hence the title "no-surprises testing". I like to give students this kind of familiar format.......and then they know what to expect. As always I remind them that they need to show their work even if they're using a calculator and to write legibly.
I distribute the Assessment, ask if there are any questions and tell my students they have until the end of class to complete the test. (MP1, MP2) As they work I walk around offering encouragement and redirecting as necessary. In spite of all the time and effort spent preparing for this assessment, there will still be a few students who feel "surprised", an issue I address in my video.
As students finish I encourage them to use the remaining time to check their work and make sure they answered every question as completely as possible.