This presentation intends to examine student learning and academic achievement as measured through the use of ongoing, cumulative assessments in the form of short quizzes. Assessment is essential in classroom instruction. Good use of assessment can be linked to quality instruction. Assessments provide instructors with information to improve instruction and improve student understanding. Frequent and ongoing assessments allow instructors to maintain a dialogue regarding content in the classroom, keeping students current with all course materials. The presentation looks at a sample of students at the community college level. Students participating were self-selected and were able to enroll or drop the course at will. The course of study was an introduction Statistics course. Throughout the study, students received the same instruction and were given a pre-assessment and post-assessment to measure learning outcomes. During the study the control group received no ongoing, cumulative assessments and the experimental group received ongoing, cumulative assessments.