Let’s face it: “assessment” has become a bit of a jumbled mess in education. Good intentions, not-so-good outcomes. Teachers are particularly frustrated with the amount of testing kids experience, and how little value it provides to teachers and students. But we have some good news: there are moves district and school leaders can make to reclaim assessments as an integral tool for improving teaching and learning. This report provides a step-by-step approach to building an assessment strategy that does just that.