Share your perspective on Lopez’s quote and statement above. Describe how your mindset has changed or been validated.
Consider the 4 questions Lopez lists under “Defending our Assessment Practices” (p.98). How might you use these questions in your current or anticipated practice? What value might it add to your practice by keeping these questions in mind?
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 how to deliver, but are afraid to ask for help?
Keeping the questions at hand will help me to remember the students. When I was teaching I found that sticking with what the students felt more comfortable with was the best for me because I never had to go back over the assignment more than twice because they caught on faster.