Research is fairly clear that learning writing by hand is important for children who are just beginning to understand literacy and for students of all ages who are learning a second or third language. They found students taking notes by hand during lectures are more effective in learning and remembering content than those who do it by keyboard since handwriting is slower, they tend to summarize and digest the content while typists tend to write what they are hearing verbatim. The expression, intonation, and a reasonable speed these assessments are about much more than data. Those few minutes when students read to teachers are also opportunities for us to check in with them to learn how they are doing in multiple aspects of their lives. In addition, individual conversations teachers have with each student about the results of the assessments are good opportunities to talk about their future hopes and goals.