Unscored "thinkaloud"/"think about it" assessment items are embedded in a context or short narrative to support strategy development, such as "What should you do next?" or "How would you find this answer?" to break long-term assessment learning goals into short-term objectives. For example, an item about the utility and purpose of food webs can orient a student to later items assessing students' interpretation of a food web.
Penalize a student's score for their answer on "thinkaloud," reflection-type answers. Assessment item(s) designed to support self-reflection but do not center the learner in the reflection, such as "What was this test about?"
Consider how students with visual impairments or communication support needs can respond to a wonder question.