Assessments are more than just a method to enumerate student learning. They provide opportunities for students to solidify learning, explore multiple angles, and develop argumentative logic. Assessments are a part of learning, not just a measurement of it. In keeping with this conceptualization, exams, tests, and other assessments must present question in ways that require students to synthesize broad concepts and complex arguments. They should also stimulate further inquiry within the student in a way that is a continuation of the classroom learning.