Do you think your students are able to connect their lessons with the assessments? Creating appropriate and sufficiently challenging questions is the key.
Look at this video for some strategies to design assessments for Higher Order Thinking Skills:
In this video, we saw these four strategies to design assessments for Higher Order Thinking Skills:
(1) Keep assessments fresh and challenging with non-repetitive questions
(2) Create stimulus-inducing questions to build students’ critical thinking skills
(3) Encourage students to apply a layer thoughts while answering questions
(4) Include real-life situations so that students can use their knowledge from different areas while answering