No Excuses University--Assessment

EDU650: Teaching, Learning, and Leading in the 21st Century

My Perspective

My perspective on Lopez’s quote, “Assessment is not about you as a teacher; it is about your students”, is assessing students has everything to do with the students and not us, the educator. Assessments are used in the classroom to evaluate student knowledge and skills by teachers to know how to plan instruction for each student.

Students as Partners During Assessments

I have succeeded in making students a partner in assessments by including the students throughout the assessment process. After evaluating each child, I also discuss the assessment with parents. This allow parents to become a part of the assessment process and the child’s learning. Once I explain the outcome of the assessment to parents, they use the information to support their child’s growth and development.


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