Atascadero USD | BP 6162.5 Instruction
The Board of Trustees recognizes that student assessments are an important instructional and accountability tool. Assessment data shall be used to help determine individual students' progress, mastery of academic standards, appropriate placement in district programs, and/or eligibility for graduation. In addition, program effectiveness and staff evaluations shall, as appropriate, be based in part on indicators of student achievement.
(cf. 0500 - Accountability)
(cf. 4115 - Evaluation/Supervision)
(cf. 5123 - Promotion/Acceleration/Retention)
(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)
(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)
To obtain the most accurate evaluation of student performance, the district shall use a variety of measures, including district, state, and/or national assessments. As appropriate, assessment results shall be disaggregated by student subgroup, classroom, grade level, or school site to allow for critical analysis of student needs.
(cf. 5121 - Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement)
(cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education and Activity)
(cf. 6162.51 - Standardized Testing and Reporting Program)
(cf. 6162.52 - High School Exit Examination)
In selecting or developing a district assessment, the Superintendent or designee shall examine evidence of its reliability, its validity for the intended purpose and for various student populations, and the extent to which it corresponds to the material that is being taught.
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that assessments are administered in accordance with law and the test publisher's directions and that test administration procedures are fair and equitable for all students.
(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)
(cf. 6162.54 - Test Integrity/Test Preparation)
The Superintendent or designee shall provide professional development to assist teachers and paraprofessionals in interpreting and using assessment data to improve student performance and the instructional program.
(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)
(cf. 4222 - Teacher Aides/Paraprofessionals)
When districtwide and school-level results of student assessments are published by the state, the Superintendent or designee may provide supplementary information to assist parents/guardians and the local community in interpreting test results and evaluating school performance.
(cf. 0510 - School Accountability Report Card)
313 Assessment of English language development
51041 Evaluation of educational program
60800 Physical fitness testing
60900 California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
850-870 Standardized Testing and Reporting program
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
9622 National Assessment of Educational Progress
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Key Elements of Testing, 2004
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Teachers' Use of Student Data Systems to Improve Instruction, 2007
California Department of Education, Testing and Accountability: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta
Educational Testing Service: http://www.ets.org
U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov
Policy ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: May 3, 2011 Atascadero, California