Assessments in the classroom
“Assessment is not about you as a teacher; it is about your students”
My perspective towards Lopez statement has been validated. I believe that when teachers assess we think as doing it for our own good but it really is for the students benefit, because from those assessment we can see evidence and plan for the student’s success.
As discussed in the Backward model you develop an assessment to determine student success for outcome. I like how Lopez states “Schools that use meaningful assessments based on the state standards that drive instruction tend to be schools where the state test take care of itself”(p.98). I didn’t thought about this before I now understand more of why standards are so important and I feel that throughout these readings I have learned more about assessments, objectives and standards.
“Defending our Assessment Practices”
Considering the four questions that Lopez ask under “Defending our Assessment Practices” are questions that guide us the teachers to have a clear understanding of what and how the planning process will be delivered. It is very true that many assessments are given to the teachers without even knowing what they are trying to teach.
Ways to success
In order to be able to accomplish and meet with our agencies requirements we need to have a system for assessment as well as conversations between the leadership team. These components make up an effective lesson plan, assessments and overall class management.
My years of exeprience
Throughout my years of teaching I’ve grown and my past errors have made me a better teacher. At the beginning of my teaching I felt that I might have failed. Today I feel that I have succeeded to make my preschoolers a partner in assessments by always taking them in consideration because our assessments are for our students. Reflecting on everything has greatly helped me in becoming a better teacher.