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Atascadero USD |  BP  6162.51  Instruction

Standardized Testing And Reporting Program   

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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 Board of Trustees policy and administrative regulation.

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 6162.54 - Test Integrity/Test Preparation)

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

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 0520 - Intervention for Underperforming Schools)

(cf. 0530 - Awards for School Performance)

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

To ensure maximum 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

52056 Board discussion of Academic Performance Index rankings, including STAR results

56345 Individualized education program, contents

60600-60630 Assessment of academic achievement

60640-60649 Standardized Testing and Reporting Program

60660-60663 Electronic learning assessment resources

60810 Assessment of language development

99300-99301 Early Assessment Program

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

850-870 Standardized Testing and Reporting Program

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

1412(a)(17) Participation of students with disabilities in state assessments

6311 Adequate yearly progress

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34

200.1 Standards and assessment

Management Resources:

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Matrix of Test Variations, Accommodations and Modifications for Administration of California Statewide Assessments

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY PUBLICATIONS

The Early Assessment Program: Handbook for School Site Leaders, 2008

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, December 2000

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Department of Education, STAR Program: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr

California Learning Resources Network: http://clrn.org

California State University, Early Assessment Program: http://www.calstate.edu/eap

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html

Policy ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: March 18, 2003 Atascadero, California