No Excuses University


Point A

Some teachers may take assessments personally, which I can understand, but overall I do agree with Lopez's statement. At the end of the day, it is about each and every one of those students. I can honestly say that the third paragraph of the 8th chapter was definitely an eye opener. I have almost never explained to my students why I was asking them so many questions, or why they had to demonstrate things to me. This is something that I will keep in mind and begin to do. The students have a right to know why assessments occur.

Point B

One thing I can say about the company I work for is whatever a teacher does not understand, training will be provided as many times as necessary. I find that all of our assessments have value. Some questions may seem silly or unnecessary to parents, but the skills are important for particular developments. For example, a student being able to put a paper clip on a piece of paper or to be able to tie a knot; these skills represent fine motor development which is needed in a child's growth. Certain developmental delays may not be caught or even acknowledged if these skills were not tested.

Discussion 1 Week 5

Lopez, D. (2013). No excuses university: How six exceptional systems are revolutionizing

our schools(2nd ed.). Turnaround Schools Publications