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Sausalito Marin City SD |  BP  6162.51  Instruction

Standardized Testing And Reporting Program   

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The Board of Trustees desires to use the results of the achievement tests to evaluate the performance of district students in achieving state academic standards and in comparison to the performance of students across the state. 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 policy and administrative regulation.

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 6162.54 - Test Integrity/Test Preparation)

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)

(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 of the reasons for the performance results and may adopt a performance improvement plan in accordance with Education Code 52056.

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 0520.1 - High Priority Schools Grant Program)

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/offices/OCR

Policy SAUSALITO MARIN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: February 11, 2010 Sausalito, California