This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of performance assessment. It examines classroom-based assessment tasks, including visual representations, tasks using writing, oral presentations, and challenging projects and performances. Various methods of assessment are reviewed, analyzing how they inform the teaching/learning experience. Numerous examples of student projects are analyzed, along with a series of effective assessment tools. Candidates have the opportunity to make connections to their own practice, reflecting on how and where performance assessment could enhance their own teaching.