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 program will lend itself to:

  1. An assessment of the educational goals and programs of the District for purposes of reporting the overall status of the District and charting the growth of pupils.
  2. Appropriate reports to the Board and parent(s)/guardian(s).
  3. Interpretation and use by the teachers and administrators so that the test findings will influence the development of a high quality curriculum.

The program will reflect the academic growth of pupils according to their own mental capacities and to local and national norms; minimize the workload of school personnel in terms of test administration, scoring, interpretation and use; be adequate and financially feasible; require reasonable training for involved school personnel; and assess the growth of pupils in skills and subjects in the elementary, middle and junior high schools.

Test results shall be recorded in the student’s temporary school record and are available only to the student, the student’s parent(s)/ guardian(s), and school personnel directly involved with the student’s educational program. The administration will report school and District student assessment results as required by State and Federal law. The public reporting of aggregated and disaggregated data will be in such a manner as to protect the identification of individual students.

The District shall retain District and school assessment results of required State and Federal testing and of the District’s assessment program for a period of at least ten years or longer if so mandated by State or Federal statute. All data shall be stored in an electronic format that will enable District personnel to conduct meaningful longitudinal analysis of test results.

Adopted: June 8, 1998
Revised: August 26, 2002

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