EDU 372 Week 5 DQ 2 To Test or Not to Test?

EDU 372 Week 5 DQ 2 To Test or Not to Test?

Author: Lester Dunn



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?

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