The classroom assessment process can have encouraging results when it begins with "early assessment" that addresses student learning, as well as the social and emotional needs of student(s) in the classroom. This paper presents a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis for classroom assessment. It will review literature and other research documents citing contributing factors to inadequate classroom assessment and suggest solutions to this pervasive problem. The SWOT analysis is a commonly employed framework in the business world for analyzing the factors that influence a company's competitive position in the marketplace with an eye to the future (Rizzo, Kim, 2005). However, the SWOT paradigm can also be usefully applied outside of the business domain and is here used to analyze the academic activity of the classroom. It should become obvious in this paper how SWOT can be usefully applied to assess and guide classroom organization and outcomes.