No Excuses University~ Assessment
Week 5 Discussion Question 1
Assessment and Student Success
Effectively Using Assessment in the Classroom
The following four questions can be a go to guide for teachers inside my classroom.
Think about the following questions related to assessment:
- Why are you participating in the assessments that you use with students?
- Can you share in explicit detail the value that 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 deliver, but are afraid to ask for help with? (Lopez 2013)
The four questions can be a reminder to my practice which can help teachers be more intentional when assessing students. I think it can help teachers to remember why they are in this profession in the first place. In order to create successful students I have to reflect on am I really using the correct assessment that will benefit all of my students. I have to focus on the why i'm doing it, how i'm doing it and will it help my students as well as me inside the classroom. The questions can help me to decide on the best assessment to use and how to properly use them. Also, I need to have a good understanding of the assessment I choose to use so I can give my students and parents a clear answer of what it is and why i'm using it. Furthermore, if I find myself using an assessment that has no value, I need to find a way to modify it to make better use of it. My goal is to use more effective assessments that will help with student success inside the classroom.
In what ways have you succeeded/failed to make students your partner in assessment?
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