Assessment And Evaluation Of An Educator Essay

1234 Words Jun 26th, 2015 5 Pages
As a long-time educator, there are several areas of education where I am confident in my abilities, yet, there are other areas where I do not have the same level of assurance. Assessment and evaluation is an area where I will build my tool box for future use as a school administrator and this week has helped me build that knowledge base, to ensure that I am able to lead other educators in a school setting. Often my perception of assessment and evaluation has revolved around the testing that happens for RtI, SPED, or STAAR in the school setting. One of the most important ideas I left this week of class with, is the idea that assessments are a part of a viable curriculum, and if they are not, they are useless pieces of data. Quality education, regardless of grade level, always goes back to a quality curriculum. Decisions that I will make as an educator regarding assessments have to focus on what my students are being taught, how they are being taught, and why they are being taught. Curriculum is not something that sits in a document or folder out of view, it is what drives your work as an educator. Assessments should provide information that leads planning and instruction. As an administrator, when I have a group of students who did not perform well on an assessment, I need to be able to lead my teachers to use that information to direct future curriculum. Assessments should be of such high validity, that as an administrator, I can use the information to lead…

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