Bringing a little tear to my eye is Mindy’s comment from How Math Must Assess:
But the message I want to share with everyone who reads this is, that for the first time, I feel like I’m actually doing things in a meaningful way and that, for the first time, I can fully explain the “why” of what I’m doing. And, in a strange way, I think assessment is easier now and less time consuming because I get the information I need, the students get the information they need, the parents get the information they need and it’s not this big “secret” about what we’re doing and why.
I’ve been at this assessment system long enough to forget sometimes how precise, useful, and satisfying it is — especially compared to where I’ve been.
Thanks for the reminder, Mindy.