No Excuses University -- Assessment
Discussion 1 Week 5
“Make no judgments where you have no compassion.” – Anne McCaffrey
•Share your perspective on Lopez’s quote and statement above. Describe how your mindset has changed or been validated.
“Assessment is not about you as a teacher; it is about your students” (Lopez, Chapter 8, pg.97)
As an educator or educators we must commit to creating an environment that focuses on the student being successful at learning. It should be a partnership between the educator and the child, the child and the parent, and finally the parent and the educator. Assessments should be used to provide feed back as to where the student has deficiencies and of course strengths. As an educator I believe that the assessment is both about the educator and the student. It can reflection of where the students abilities maybe and where the educator may lack. It should not be used as a tool to point fingers but as a tool to establish strengths and weaknesses.