There are many ways to approach evaluative assessments of student learning. Here are a couple of innovative ideas:
Collaborative Quizzes: For a unique idea of how to assess student learning in groups, you may want to try collaborative quizzes. This resource from the University of Iowa explains this idea in detail.
Alternatives to Final Exams: Are you looking for an alternative to the traditional final exam or end-of-semester final paper? This resource from Stanford University provides a comprehensive list of alternatives to consider. While some of these ideas are still traditional options, there are several suggestions that are outside-the-box assessments.