“Assessment is not about you as a teacher; it is about your students”

When the assessment test are given to the students the principal could be looking at the teacher to see if her way of teaching is having an impact on the students. The only way this can be seen is if the children do well on the test. This can be looked at as the teacher’s evaluation, but if the kids are not being taught what is on the test they cannot hold it against the teachers. So the test is all about the students to see if they comprehend what is being taught in class.

Lopez, D. (2013). No excuses university: How six exceptional systems are revolutionizing our schools(2nd ed.). Turnaround Schools Publications

"Defending our Assessment Practices"

I will use these questions as a survey to see how people really feel about their job, the people they work with, the product that is being offered and the members that they speak with on a daily basis. The values it may add to the business is that you will see who are the hard workers, the lazy people and the people who just don’t care. You will see if the people even care about knowing more about the business and how to make the work place a better place.

Lopez, D. (2013). No excuses university: How six exceptional systems are revolutionizing our schools(2nd ed.). Turnaround Schools Publications

Success in Assessment

There was a time that we saw the business losing insureds and they were trying to find a way to keep the business going, how to keep the member’s we have and how to reach new insureds. I work in the IA department and my manager came to me and stated we need to have a brain storming meeting to see what we come up with and it will be part of our evaluation. I was floored when I heard this I process the applications so how am I to bring the insureds in it should be the marketing department having these meetings. So the manager in the marketing department set up for a company to come out to show us how to handle the insureds over the phone and to suggest a sell but not looking as “agents”. I wanted to send an email and say I don’t feel it is right for us to be doings. But when we met with the other company I went in on what all I do, what all I suggest and showed how I go to the end for my insureds. When the meeting was over my manager came to me and stated you did an awesome job the person from the other company asked why was they there because everything I said was on his list to suggest. So now they are looking at the marketing department to see what they can do better to get the member’s in. So I can say that I passed the assessment regarding my job because I was willing and engage in the questions that were prepared for me. So it helped the other company and my managers to see where we need to begin to help get the insureds in.


My mindset has changed a little since reviewing the assessment section and things has been validated as to how important it is for the students to have the assessment test. The assessments are to make sure the students are on track and to see where they may be struggling.