Last week I took a leap of faith. If I give students freedom they will rise to the occasion.
At the conclusion of a unit on flight forces in my second year applied physics course, I had to give an assessment to meet grade requirements. So I did. Up until now, major grades have been based on projects, but I needed an additional major grade. Multiple choice tests were thrown out last year as they do not apply to the course any longer. I have heard of other teachers giving alternative assessments and had the opportunity to talk with them, but never have given one that was entirely up to the student to create. Students have the choice of how they will examine and analyze topics and how they will meet challenges. It makes sense to give them choice in how they show what they have learned.