6162.51 BP - Standardized Testing and Reporting Program

Instruction  
Board Policy No. 6162.51
Policy approved: April 5, 2012

 

STANDARDIZED TESTING AND REPORTING PROGRAM

Student Assessment 

The Governing Board believes that the primary goal of student assessments should be to help students, parents/guardians and teachers identify individual student’s academic accomplishments, progress and areas needing improvement in order to enhance teaching and learning.

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that assessments are conducted for purposes of determining students’ eligibility for and appropriate placement in district programs, need for supplemental instruction and eligibility for graduation.

The Board desires to use a variety of evaluation measures to reach the above-stated goal. To have validity, tests must correspond to the material that is being taught and reliably measure the extent to which students meet specified standards of achievement.

When district wide and school-level results of student assessments are published, the Superintendent or designee may provide supplementary information to assist parents/guardians and the local community in interpreting test results and evaluating school performance.

Standardized Testing and Reporting Program

The Superintendent or designee shall administer mandatory student assessments within the state Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program as required by law and in accordance with Governing Board policy and administrative regulation.

The Board desires to use the results of the achievement tests to evaluate the performance of district students against that of students in other districts across the state and against national norms.

In order to help ensure a high amount of student participation, the Superintendent or designee shall notify students and parents/guardians of the importance of these achievement tests.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

51041 Evaluation of educational program

60600-60652 Assessment of academic achievement

60810 Assessment of language development

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

850-870 Standardized Testing and Reporting program

880-901 Designated primary language test

1032 Testing irregularities, ineligibility for state awards program, as proposed 11/21/00

Management Resources:

CDE PROGRAM ADVISORIES

Students with Disabilities: Guidelines for Testing the California Standardized Testing and Reporting Program

0327.86 Reporting norm-referenced standardized achievement test scores to parents

CSBA ADVISORIES

0306.01 California Assessment Update

0313.00 Districts must ensure that all required student data is submitted to the publisher, or face financial penalty #00-01

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS PUBLICATIONS

The Use of Tests as Part of High-Stakes Decision-Making for Students: A Resource Guide for Educators and Policy-Makers,

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