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Assessment is an essential component of instruction because it determines whether or not
educational objectives are met. Assessment influences grade, placement, advancement,
instructional needs, curriculum, and, in some cases, funding decisions. Assessment inspires us to
ask these hard questions: "Are we teaching what we think we are teaching? “Are students
learning what they should be learning? ““Is there a way to improve the subject's teaching and
thus promote better learning?”
Today's students must have not only basic reading and arithmetic skills, but also skills
that will prepare them to face a constantly changing world. They must be able to think critically,
analyze, and draw conclusions. Changes in the skills and knowledge our students require
necessitate the development of new learning objectives; these new learning objectives alter the
relationship between assessment and instruction. Teachers must play an active role in
determining the purpose of assessment and the content to be assessed.