This course is designed to acquaint learners with the complex issues related to assessment and to provide first-hand experience in the development of high quality assessments, including the incorporation of a variety of technology tools in the assessment process.  The course will investigate the purposes and application of assessments, the relationship between instructional outcomes and assessment, the development and implementation process for various types of assessments, the collection and use of assessment data, various scoring and grading methodologies, as well as concepts related to Next Generation Assessments.  Participants will learn the uses and limitations formative assessment, summative assessment, and diagnostic assessment.  (3 credit hours)