No Excuses University
As stated by Lopez (2013), "Assessment is not about you as a teacher; it is about your students" (p. 97).
Upon consideration of Lopez' four (4) questions, my participation in the assessment process, is beneficial because it acts as a measuring tool. Its outcome reveals students' strengths and weaknesses. Therefore, participation in assessments are of great value to both teacher and students. Currently, the assessment tools I have implemented required my collaboration with other educators. Again, it played a vital role because it helped me understand better how to approach the assessment, and how to apply its outcome to future teaching techniques and strategies.
Defending our Assessment Practices
Success vs. Failure
Consulting with or including students in the assessment process is vital, because it gives a voice and helps them know they are valued.
Lopez, D. (2013). No excuses university: No excuses university: How six exceptional systems are revolutionizing our schools (2nd ed.) Turnaround Schools Publications.