No Excuses University - Assessment
-by jane ellis
Assessment is scary!
It causes test anxiety for students, and it causes performance anxiety for teachers. My experience is that tests I’ve taken have been to judge if I was worthy of advancing in some way or obtaining some kind of recognition. It is hard to not equate assessments with these kinds of tests, and I assume that students probably feel the same way to some extent.
DEFENDING OUR ASSESSMENT PRACTICES
I am not required to participate in any assessments and so I only utilize those that I find beneficial.