Escondido Union HSD | BP 6162.51 Instruction
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 over time.
(cf. 0500 - Accountability)
(cf. 0520 - Intervention for Under-performing Schools)
(cf. 0530 - Awards for School Performance)
(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)
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.
The Board strongly encourages all students at the applicable grade levels to participate in the STAR assessments in order to maximize the usefulness of the data and enable the district to meet participation levels required for state and federal accountability systems. The Superintendent or designee shall notify students and parents/guardians about the importance of these assessments and shall develop strategies to encourage student participation. Students shall be exempted from participation only in accordance with law and administrative regulation.
(cf. 0520.2 - Title I Program Improvement Schools)
(cf. 0520.3 - Title I Program Improvement Districts)
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. 6011 - Academic Standards)
The Board shall annually examine STAR results by school, grade level, and student subgroup in the Board's discussion of each school's ranking on the statewide Academic Performance Index. If the STAR performance level of the school is below the Board's established expectations, the Board may conduct an assessment by grade level of the reasons for the performance results and may adopt an improved performance plan in accordance with Education Code 52056.
(cf. 0500 - Accountability)
(cf. 0520.1 - High Priority Schools Grant Program)
51041 Evaluation of educational program
52056 Board discussion of Academic Performance Index rankings, including STAR results
56345 Individualized education program, contents
60810 Assessment of language development
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
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
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 ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: September 16, 2008 Escondido, California