Assessments are used to evaluate the progress of students’, and empower them to improve their academic performance. Without being properly assessed, students would have no way to track their academic goals.
Instructors must choose effective assessments, by providing students the tools needed to measure their knowledge, skills and attitudes. By doing so, both the instructor and the student will receive essential feedback. Feedback is very important. It tells students how they are progressing and where they may need to improve. It’s also valuable information for instructors to ensure delivery and assessment methods are working as planned, and learning targets are successfully met in the most productive way.