What is the contextual significance of assessments in the field of education?

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Assessments are both very important and very controversial in the field of education.

Assessments are vital to the field of education.  Without assessments, teachers cannot find out what their students are learning.  These assessments can be formal, as in the case of tests that teachers give at the ends of units.  They can also be informal.  Teachers can do things on a...

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