No Excuses University
Assessments are tools that should be used to help students learn and grow. They help to measure the progress of a student's learning and should be used to lead the student to better and higher education. Lopez's statement only validates my opinion on assessments. In many instances, the score that students receive on their assessment is used to determine how well a teacher did on their job, or how well a school or its faculty as a whole perform as educators. This in turn makes the assessment about the teacher. I believe that there is a need to change this way of thinking and make it about the students once again.
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However, this was not always the case in the past. The first school I taught in provided teachers with packets that contained several pages worth of information to ask the students. I disagreed with their method, but at the time, I did not know any other way. I failed to make my students partners in assessment.