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Assessment should serve as a multifaceted analytical instrument for ongoing reflection. When used as an evaluative tool that combines qualitative and quantitative factors as one component in a comprehensive educational program, assessment can support the growth of a student and account for limitations, biases, and subjectivity. When assessment becomes a tool to overanalyze students, it negatively impacts a learner’s agency and identity development.