Perhaps a simple solution to this entire problem is to have the teaching evaluated on a personal basis and the students more closely observed in class. The teachers could report on student progress, recommending some for tutoring perhaps, but there would not be the need for a test. Or students might be encouraged to help one another, especially as those who understand a topic most quickly are most likely twiddling their thumbs while their neighbors struggle to grasp it. Rather than seeing such help as a disruption, teachers should allot time in class for exactly that. These small changes will help teachers evaluate students and their problem solving abilities without the students having to waste hour after hour filling out test responses.