6:340 - Student Testing and Assessment Program

Policy 6:340

Instruction

Student Testing and Assessment Program

The District student assessment program provides information for determining individual student achievement and guidance needs, curriculum and instruction effectiveness, as well as school performance measured against District student learning objectives and state-wide norms.

The Superintendent or designee shall manage the student assessment program that, at a minimum:

  1. administers the state assessment system to all students;
  2. informs students of the timelines and procedures applicable to their participation in every state assessment;
  3. provides each student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) with the results or scores of each state assessment and an evaluation of the student’s progress;
  4. administers any other appropriate assessment methods and instruments, including norm and criterion-referenced achievement tests, aptitude tests, proficiency tests, and teacher-developed tests; and
  5. utilizes professional testing practices.

Student assessment data will be used by administrators and staff to inform their review and development of a high-quality curriculum.

In addition, student assessment data on assessments required by state law will be aggregated by the District and reported, along with other information, on the District’s annual report card. All reliable assessments administered by the District and scored by entities outside of the District must be (1) reported to ISBE on its form by the 30th day of each school year, and (2) made publicly available to parents and guardians of students. Board policy 7:340, Student Records, and its implementing procedures govern record keeping and access regarding student assessment results.

Adopted: June 8, 1998
Revised: August 26, 2002; June 18, 2018

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