No Excuses University – Assessment:

Week 5-DS1. by JTD. EDU 650

My Perspective

My perspective on Lopez’s quote and statement is, I think, Lopez describes “Assessment is not about you as a teacher; it is about your students” being about his way to describe assessments. I personally believe that it should be about education as a whole not just describing assessments. The society we live in is stuck on ourselves, when we should be stuck on others not ourselves. Assessments are used to help children grow and it is also used to help students learn.

“Assessment is not about you as a teacher; it is about your students” (Lopez,(2013. (p.97).

Defending our Assessment Practices

As I keep Lopez’s four assessment practices in mind from the textbook, I will do the same thing with my future head start class as I always do with my own children, putting their best interest first before my own. I also will do the best I can for my future classroom children, I will make sure the students learn the material I teach them and be able to perform the given material to move forward to kindergarten. Because teachers want their students to get good grades, they get distracted from the main reason why assessments were performed to start with. By asking myself Lopez’s four questions all the time, I will be able to assess my students in such a way that I can monitor my future students and enhance the quality of their learning experience, not just the quality of how much material they learned.
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Successes & Failures

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My Successes & Failures

Back when my birth children were preschoolers, it was nearly impossible to get them to sit still and give them pencil and paper and, expect them to write down what they have learned. The only way I could find out what they learned was, after I went over what I wanted them to learn for example, there shapes, numbers, colors, and alphabets. I could have them do a worksheet of those things. Given that you cannot assess preschoolers well, what I did with my own children was, find activity sheets for them to do, and child size chalk boards with chalk and erasers and have them write the things we went over and observe how they did and what improvements they needed.

Given that you cannot get a preschooler/head start child to sit and write or fill out an assessment paper to show what they have learned, i plan to bring exciting activities that my future head start students will do, to show they have learned what i will teach. i will plan fun activities that will keep them loving the idea of learning and at the same time, they will be assessed in a fun and exciting way.