Assessment and learning are inextricably intertwined, as assessment determines whether learning is taking place, what learning took place, and what learning still needs to take place. Assessors are constant companions of learners throughout their lives, shaping their learning pathways and even determining the pace of their learning. They regularly have to make important decisions that will influence their learners' futures. The educator as assessor describes the assessment journey and provides information and guidelines to make the journey easier. The educator as assessor introduces a wide variety of themes and issues around assessment from grades R to 12 of a learner's life. There are sections covering the Foundation Phase, the Intermediate and Senior Phase, FET for schools and FET for Technical and Vocational Education and Training. Contents include the following: Assessment versus evaluation; Observation as an assessment tool; Professional ethics and confidentiality; Red flags to note in the Preschool and Foundation phases; Curriculum assessment policy statements (CAPS); Assessment and multiple intelligences; Purpose and principles of assessment in FET for schools; Recording and reporting learner performance.