Effective teachers use various forms of assessment to monitor students’ progress. Assessments are used to track learning retention, but they can also be a way for teacher’s to find out if students are confused, need more clarification, or feel more comfortable with a topic.
Assessments do not always mean end-of-the-unit tests. Sometimes using exit cars so students can explain what they learned at the end of a lesson or asking students to show hand signals during a lesson can demonstrate students’ comprehension. Using assessments methods helps teachers refocus their instruction.