Take the mystery out of assessment and understand how to successfully implement assessments! This comprehensive guide will give you the tools to effectively implement assessment in the classroom and empower you to use assessment more effectively in order to inform and strengthen instruction. It discusses the importance of effective and efficient grading and provides strategies for teachers to learn what students truly understand and their mastery of concepts. The book includes helpful checklists, rubrics, and graphics to support student learning and help teachers make good decisions about the types of assessment to use in the classroom. This resource supports the Common Core State Standards.