Assessment is an important part of the curriculum; it is a part of the learning experience, not separate from it. Here are some of the purposes of assessment:
Opportunity for students to demonstrate what they know and are able to do.
Determine whether students are meeting the learning objectives.
Modify the curriculum and individualize instruction accordingly.
Identify students with special needs.
Provide teachers with objective information for grading.
Motivate students to improve their performance.
Evaluate effectiveness of programs
Communicate student progress with parents, school, and community.