Janelle Franco, who has taught in Seattle, New York, Argentina and Mexico, writes in this commentary about how her opinion of student assessments changed after she began teaching at a bilingual school in Mexico. While she once did not appreciate the assessments, she soon learned they were useful in gauging which students needed additional help and determining the students' individual needs. She soon found herself longing for the type of assessments she once found troublesome while teaching in the US.

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