I have a favorite method for assessing student learning.
As an assessment professional, I probably shouldn’t favor one over another. All methods have benefits and can be best or most appropriate for a given situation.
Rubrics are my favorite, though.
Continue to Presence’s site to learn why I think rubrics are so great and how they could be useful to you. Really - go there! They link to this downloadable resource for rubrics based off parts 1-2 of this three-part rubric blog series.