Assessment refers to the wide variety of methods or tools that educators use to evaluate, measure, and document the academic readiness, learning progress, skill acquisition, or educational needs of students.

Asking students to demonstrate their understanding of the subject matter is critical to the learning process; it is essential to evaluate whether the educational goals and standards of the lessons are being met.

The Importance of Assessment

I’m sure you know the feeling of anticipation when you are about to take a quiz or test. Did you take detailed class notes and study enough?

Assessment is a critical step in the learning process. It determines whether or not the subject’s learning objectives have been met.

learning objective is what students should know or be able to do by the time a lesson is completed.

Assessment affects many facets of education, including student grades, placement, and advancement as well as curriculum, instructional needs, and school funding.

When assessment works best, it does the following:

  • Provides diagnostic feedback
  • Helps educators set standards
  • Evaluates progress
  • Relates to a student’s progress
  • Motivates performance
    For student self-evaluation:
  • For teacher self-evaluation:


  • Online tests (automatically marked and graded)
  • End of term tests
  • Mock exams
  • Past papers