Introduction:Introduction:  Assessing students is important to find out where all of them are in all content areas. Without assessment, teachers will not be able to see what students know and are unsure of. The type of assessment that I find most effective is called Formative Assessment. This assessment happens right after the content is taught to see where each student stands in the classroom. Formative assessment is also beneficial because teachers can automatically see which students need extra help right away, and those who do not.