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Escondido Union HSD  |  BP  6162.5  Instruction

Student Assessment   

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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. Staff shall continually assess students' progress toward meeting academic standards, report each student's progress to the student and his/her parents/guardians, and offer remedial assistance in accordance with Board policy and administrative regulation.

A sound assessment system is an essential component of a standards-based instructional system. An effective standards-based instructional system provides instructional practices that are aligned with the curriculum and assessments. The district's assessment plan is founded on a framework of strategies and measures designed to provide a comprehensive profile of student achievement. Staff shall administer district-wide assessments as one measure of student progress.

(cf. 5123 - Promotion/Acceleration/Retention)

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6146.4 - Differential Graduation and Competency Standards for Students with Disabilities)

(cf. 6164.4 - Identification of Individuals for Special Education)

(cf. 6164.6 - Identification and Education under Section 504)

(cf. 6171 - Title I Programs)

(cf. 6172 - Gifted and Talented Student Program)

(cf. 6174 - Education for English Language Learners)

(cf. 6175 - Migrant Education Program)

(cf. 6177 - Summer School)

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

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

(cf. 5121 - Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement)

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

(cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education)

(cf. 6162.51 - Standardized Testing and Reporting Program)

(cf. 6162.52 - High School Exit Examination)

(cf. 6162.53 - Golden State Examination)

(cf. 6162.54 - Test Integrity/Test Preparation)

The effectiveness of the schools, teachers and district shall be evaluated in part on the basis of these student assessments.

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 0520 - Intervention for Underperforming Schools)

(cf. 0530 - Awards for School Performance)

(cf. 4115 - Evaluation/Supervision)

(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)

(cf. 0510 - School Accountability Report Card)

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.

(cf. 0510 - School Accountability Report Card)

Individual Record of Accomplishment

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that each student, by the end of grade 12, has an individual record of accomplishment that includes the following: (Education Code 60607)

1. The results of the achievement test administered under the Standardized Testing and Reporting program pursuant to Education Code 60640-60647

2. The results of any end-of-course examinations taken

3. The results of any vocational education certification examinations taken

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

51041 Evaluation of educational program

51450-51455 Golden State Seal Merit Diploma

60600-60649 Assessment of academic achievement

60800 Physical fitness testing

60810 Assessment of language development

60850-60856 Exit examination

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

850-870 Standardized Testing and Reporting program

880-901 Designated primary language test

1200-1216 High School Exit Examination

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, December 2001

WEB SITES

CDE: http://www.cde.ca.gov

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

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

Policy ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: March 9, 2010 Escondido, California