The goal of this course is to assist educational leaders to use classroom-based and standardized assessment to maximize student achievement. Participants develop a vision of excellence in assessment that is balanced in terms of assessment purposes, achievement targets, assessment methods, and ways of communicating results. They will develop an understanding of the wide range of achievement targets that comprise academic success and establish priorities to lead that process. Participants will develop strategies to use the full range of the methods for sharing information about student achievement, acknowledging that various users of assessment results need different information for distinct purposes. They also develop a data-driven improvement project.