No Excuses University Assessment

Chasity Carmouche EDU 650 April 20, 2015

Prospective on Lopez's qoute and statement

Lopez makes a valid point about assessment being about your students. I do believe that this is true. Sometimes schools get so wrap up in standards and getting students ready for standardized testing that they lose focus on assessment. Some schools getting penalized or labeled according to students’ scores. Assessment is no longer used to track students’ progress, standardized testing is. When assessing my students I do reflect back on my own child and think about how valuable assessment is to her education. I do my own assessments with her at home but as a mother you can only hope that the teachers are assessing your child as you do your students in your classroom.

Thoughts about Lopez's four questions

In the text (Lopez, 2013) stated, It’s not that the teachers don’t want to use data to drive instruction. It’s more that they are not giving the proper assessment and time, or held accountable to do so. At my place of employment they are not strict on assessment they focus more on making sure the student knows XYZ before they move on. We assess our students on our own throughout the school year. These four questions can help remind me why assessment is important and can help me make sure I am doing it correctly. Don’t be afraid to help ask for help when needed from colleagues. For example, if I have a student with a disability I may go to a colleagues who has a disability student as well for ideas on who to assess that student.


Lopez, D. (2013). No excuses university: How six exceptional systems are revolutionizing our schools(2nd ed.). Turnaround Schools Publications.

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References

Lopez, D. (2013). No excuses university: How six exceptional systems are revolutionizing our schools(2nd ed.). Turnaround Schools Publications.