chapter  2
Why should we assess?
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If we think clearly about our reasons for assessment, it helps to clarify which particular methods are best suited for our purposes, as well as helping to identify who is best placed to carry out the assessment, and when and where to do it. This section lists some of the most common reasons for assessing students. You might find it useful to look at these and decide which are the most important ones in the context of your own discipline, with your own students, at their particular level of study.