Week 5 DQ1
No Excuses University-- Assessment
My perspective on Lopez's quote is that teachers need to use the assessments to determine in what area's students need improvement so that it can improve student's success. Our reasoning for assessing students has to be grounded in a commitment to use the information in a way that helps us generate greater success for them (Lopez, D. 2013).
I am a believer in assessments for students because it benefits the teacher and the students and at the end it equals student success. An assessment gives the teacher a bigger picture of the student's needs and accomplishments. Then the teacher can identify directions for future instructional development.
Four Questions Defending our Assessment Practices
Why are you participating in the assessments that you use with students? Can you share in explicit detail the value you find in each assessment? Do you participate in assessments that you find no value in for students? Are you using an assessment you have no idea how to develop, but are afraid to ask for help?
The questions will help me with future units, lessons, and understand where students are progressing and where they are not.
Keeping these questions in mind will help me to understand that the purpose for assessing students will help students become lifelong learners and take ownership of their learning.
Questions are important so that the teacher can respond clearly to any questions that students and parents may have. Questions will help the teacher to deliver proper assessments.
Have A Plan
Prepare for future lessons and understand where the student needs help.
Students' success will be the benefit of assessing.