This non-technical text guides foreign and second language educators in the use of classroom-based assessment. The paperback edition guides foreign and second language educators in the use of classroom-based assessment as a tool for improving both teaching and learning. While firmly grounded in current research, the presentation is nontechnical and does not require a specialized degree in psychometrics, statistics, or research. The suggested assessment procedures are useful for a broad range of proficiency levels, teaching situations, and instructional approaches. Preview and follow-up activities assist the reader in applying the material from each chapter.