No Excuses University:
Share your perspective on Lopez’s quote.
I believe that Lopez is saying that assessments have nothing to do with the teacher, but with the child only. It shows what they have learned and how much they have taken in from the lesson that was put forth during their school year.
Describe how your mindset has changed or been validated.
I don't know if I agree wholeheartedly with Lopez's statement. I feel that when you assess the child and the child doesn't do well, it's reflected upon you. As the teacher if the student didn't comprehend what you were teaching then how can they be assessed properly. I don't think that all the blame can be placed on the student, I feel that you have to learn from the assessments of the students and be able to, become a better teacher to get every student on the same page and learn the information that is being taught by the teacher.