"It’s still a plain-vanilla style of learning." -Nikhil Goyal
Standardized Testing Gone Mad
I agree with the author when he mentions the two forms of alternative assessment that have already seen success. They are portfolio-based assessments (a collection of the students work) and performance exams (demonstrating their knowledge and skills through application).
It is good for parents to encourage their children to do well in school, and help them excel as best as they can.