@theartguy Amen to this. I hate students cramming for tests. I want learning journals - essentially learning journeys, documented. Not very popular with my students. I feel that perhaps next year it'll be two projects per semester and the grade comes from that. (I wish I didn't have to letter grade them, but university and pieces of paper).
@marcjones I have learned more about a student's strengths & weaknesses from a single project than I have ever learned from a test or quiz. As such, I avoid tests and quizzes whenever possible. Even my final is a rubric-based project.