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Atascadero USD |  BP  6190  Instruction

Evaluation Of The Instructional Program   

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The Board of Trustees recognizes that it is accountable to the students, parents/guardians and community for conducting a continual evaluation of the curriculum and the instructional program.

The Superintendent or designee shall review the effectiveness of District programs in meeting desired outcomes. He/she shall provide the Board and the community regular reports on student progress toward Board-established standards of expected achievement at each grade level in each area of study. Based on these evaluations, the Board shall take appropriate actions to maintain the effectiveness of programs and, as needed, to improve the quality of education that District students receive.

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 0510 - School Accountability Report Card)

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)

Program Quality Reviews

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that program quality reviews for the District schools are conducted in accordance with law. (Education Code 64001)

To prepare for a program quality review, the Superintendent or designee shall establish procedures by which a thorough self-study shall be conducted. The goal of the self-study shall be to provide accurate information about the curriculum and instructional program and their effectiveness in meeting student needs and District goals for the instructional program. This information shall be analyzed in comparison to quality criteria formulated by the California Department of Education, and a self-study summary shall be prepared for use during the program quality review.

(cf. 6010 - Goals and Objectives)

Findings from the program quality review shall be consulted during Board evaluations of the instructional program and shall guide ongoing efforts to improve the quality of curriculum and instruction at each school.

Coordinated Compliance Reviews

Note: Pursuant to Education Code 64001, the CDE conducts coordinated compliance reviews of school Districts on a four-year cycle to ensure that categorical programs are implemented effectively and in compliance with law. Many District policies and administrative regulations are reviewed by the CDE during he Superintendent or designee shall cooperate with the California Department of Education in the conduct of coordinated compliance reviews to ensure that all District categorical programs comply with federal and state laws and regulations. The Superintendent or designee shall notify the Board of the results of these reviews.

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)

(cf. 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils)

(cf. 0420.1 - School-Based Program Coordination)

(cf. 0420.2 - School Improvement Program)

(cf. 0420.3 - School-Based Student Motivation and Maintenance Program)

(cf. 1312. 3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)

(cf. 4131.6 - Professional Development Program)

(cf. 6000 - Concepts and Roles)

(cf. 6141.2 - Recognition of Religious Beliefs and Customs)

(cf. 6171 - Title I Programs)

(cf. 6174 - Education for English Language Learners)

(cf. 6175 - Migrant Education Program)

(cf. 6178 - Vocational Education)

(cf. 6178.1 - Work Experience Education)

(cf. 6179 - Child Care and Development Programs)

Criteria for Evaluation of Consolidated Programs

The Superintendent or designee shall conduct annual evaluations to determine whether supplemental services provided by consolidated programs are effective and supportive of the core curriculum. As a basis for this evaluation, the Superintendent or designee shall recommend specific, measurable criteria which shall be used at each school and at the District level to evaluate student achievement and the effectiveness of each consolidated program.

The Superintendent or designee shall submit these criteria for consideration by the Board. If desired, each school may establish additional evaluation criteria beyond these Districtwide criteria. Evaluations conducted for each school shall be presented annually to the Board.

(cf. 0500 - Review and Evaluation)

(cf. 6000 - Concepts and Roles)

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accreditation

The Board believes that accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges can foster excellence and ongoing academic improvement in the District's schools. The accreditation process also may demonstrate to parents/guardians and the community that the schools are meeting their goals and objectives and the WASC criteria for school effectiveness through a viable instructional program.

The Superintendent or designee shall undertake procedures whereby the District's schools may achieve and maintain full WASC accreditation status. The schools shall conduct a self-study in accordance with WASC requirements, cooperate with the WASC committee during a site visit, and develop and review action plans to increase the effectiveness of the instructional program for students. The Superintendent or designee shall regularly report to the Board on the status of District schools and any WASC recommendations for school improvement.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

8500-8538 Adult education

41975-41976.2 Adult education; authorized classes and courses

44865 Qualifications for home teachers and teachers in special classes

46190-46192 Adult school; days of attendance

46300.4 Independent study in adult education

46351-46352 Adult classes

51040 Prescribed courses

51225.3 Requirements for graduation

51240-51246 Exemptions from attendance

51730-51732 Elementary school special day and evening classes

51810-51815 Community service classes

52500-52523 Adult schools

52530-52531 Use of hospitals

52540-52544 Adult English classes

52550-52556 Classes in citizenship

52570-52572 Disabled adults

52610-52616.24 Finances

52651-52656 Immigrant Workforce Preparation Act

52900-52904 Alternative education and work centers for high school dropouts

60410 Books for adult classes

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

10501 Adult education

10508 Records and reports

10530-10560 Standards

10600-10615 Adult education innovation

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 8

1184 Foreign students

Management Resources:

CDE PUBLICATIONS

Adult Education Handbook for California, 1997

CDE LEGAL ADVISORIES

0319.97 Amendments to F-1 Student Visa Requirements, LO: 1-97

CDE PROGRAM ADVISORIES

0600.92 Using Independent Study in Adult Education Programs: An Option

0609.88 Education Fees for F-1 Visa Students

0622.87 Discrimination Against the Handicapped in Adult Education Programs

Policy ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: March 7, 2000 Atascadero, California