My students love to put the traditional test aside and complete a choice menu instead.
I find I get more student engagement, better understanding, and more quality work when using a choice menu.
As will all of my menus, this one has choice for varying levels so that you can still use it with your gifted, ELL, and resource students.
This is a word doc, so you can change to meet the specific needs of your classroom.
I usually give students a week from when I hand out the menu until the day it is due. You could also have students work in partners or groups and during or outside of normal class time.