That is the question. In today’s educational culture, high stakes testing has caused many to question whether assessment is a necessary element of instruction. Does testing matter? Are assessment and measurement a valid tool for teaching and learning? Is there a better way to evaluate student needs? Can a teacher design effective instruction without assessing students beforehand? Why or why not? How will you diagnose your students’ needs in order to create effective instruction?
Testing matters to a certain extent, to allow a student to have an end goal of accomplishment but different outlets along the way. Testing is not the only assessment educators can use in order to find how well his or her students did with the information provided to them all school year long. Cla