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Researchers believe an uncomfortable trend is developing in education reform—teaching is being influenced by large-scale assessments that fail to capture students’ abilities to do sustained work. This article focuses on teacher-based assessment which puts emphasis on a student's strengths and provides multiple sources of evaluation that gives an accurate view of a student's progress. The conclusion is that rather than teaching to standardized tests, schools should reduce this dependence and emphasize the role of classroom assessment and train teachers in assessment practice. Classroom assessment can be perfected by making it more objective and reliable.