Instructional Evaluation in Human Resource Development (HRD) is necessary in order to adequately assess the learning and development of a student. Assessment tools must be developed that reflect your objectives and how the presented instructional activities relate to those objectives. If the objectives are not reflected in the assessment, the assessment will not be valid, and you will likely arrive at inaccurate conclusions regarding the assessment tools and the students themselves.
In instructional design, evaluation serves to assess individual students’ performance and to provide information regarding the types of revisions needed in the instructional materials. It is important to receive feedback from learners to determine whether or not the learners learned what was intended for them to learn. In other words, evaluation helps determine if the learning objectives were achieved.