Through examination of historical and contemporary perspectives and trends of assessment, this course establishes the value and purpose of assessment for the improvement and maximization of student learning and advancement of effective instruction in order to provide for and achieve high expectations for all learners. Assessment methods and uses, including self-assessment for learner and teacher, are explored and developed so that appropriate analysis, grading, record-keeping, reporting, and evaluation inform critical decision-making within the classroom and across the educational setting.