A teacher must understand and be able to use formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the student.
Teachers must understand how to make use of formal and informal assessments to empower their students in their own education. These assessments are there to help teachers monitor not only their students’ performance, but their own. Teachers need to know if their teaching methods are successful. Assessments also aid in the teachers’ ability to communicate students’ progress to students and their families by showing concrete evidence through data.