Discussion 1 Week 5
Assessments with students in mind!
"Assessment is not about you as a teacher; it is about your students”
Share your perspective on Lopez’s quote and statement above.
Assessments are a critical part of a learners educational needs. I once believed that assessments were about the teacher, but now I know its all about the students. I currently work for a Head Start center and students are assessed on a weekly basis. Assessments help teachers to keep up with the progress of their students. After students are assessed, teachers can plan lesson geared towards their educational needs. It is important that teachers are honest when assessing students because its not about the teacher. Every teacher desires for their students to excel, but academic honesty is the best policy.
Describe how your mind set has been changed or validated.
Consider the 4 questions Lopez lists under “Defending our Assessment Practices” (p.98). How might you use these questions in your current or anticipated practice?
What value might it add to your practice by keeping these questions in mind?
In what ways have you succeeded/failed to make students your partner in assessment?
Lopez, D. (2013). No excuses university: How six exceptional systems are revolutionizing our schools (2nd ed.). Turnaround Schools Publications.