Assessment in language learning

I enjoyed reading Ending the semester, Lessons Learned (Part 4: Assessment) as it gives some helpful insight into the assessment process from the perspective of the language learner. Having learners set out their own goals, articulate how they are to achieve those goals, then self-assess at the end is a good way for learners to be more autonomous and more active in the learning process. I would add that implementing this type of exercise also depends on the sociocultural background of the learner since some may not be used to taking on this new role.