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 Iâ€™m actually doing things in a meaningful way and that, for the first time, I can fully explain the â€œwhyâ€ of what Iâ€™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 itâ€™s not this big â€œsecretâ€ about what weâ€™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.