Who is it really for?
“Assessment is not about you as a teacher; it is about your students” (Lopez, 2013, p.97).
I agree with the perspective that assessment shouldn't be solely about teacher and institution performance, but more about the whom the assessment is really for, the student. Not to say that assessment shouldn't be a useful tool to develop or adapt curriculum to better meet the needs of learners, but the focus of assessment should always be well-balanced and sensible in devotion of developing greater outcomes for whom it's really all about, the students.
DEFENDING OUR ASSESSMENT PRACTICES
Partners in Assessment
ELS Educational Services, Inc. (2015, January 1). Retrieved April 30, 2015, from http://www.els.edu/en/DiscoverELS/LTC
Lopez, Damen. (2013). No Excuses University: How Six Exceptional Systems Are Revolutionizing Our Schools (2nd ed.). Turnaround Schools Publications.