Week 5 Discussion 1: Assessment
by La Toya N. Kemp
Defending Our Assessment Practices
1. Why are you participating in the assessments that you use with students?
2. Can you share in explicit detail the value that you find in each assessment?
3. Do you participate in assessments that you find no value in for students?
4. Are you using an assessment you have no idea to deliver, but are afraid to ask for help with?
The four questions above are important for determining the mindset of the educator and the reasons behind why the assessment is even being used. If an educator sees no value in the assessment, they will more than likely just do it because it is the protocol of the school and they are just going through the motions. Also, if they do not have the proper assessments or training to use the assessments, it again becomes a mute point and a useless tool in the end.
Teachers & Students: Partners in Assessment
Lopez, D. (2013). No excuses university: How six exceptional systems are revolutionizing our schools (2nd ed.). Turnaround Schools Publications.