Westwood USD | BP 0500 Philosophy, Goals, Objectives and Comprehensive Plans
The Board of Trustees recognizes its responsibility to ensure accountability to the public for the performance of district schools. The Board shall regularly review the effectiveness of the district's programs, personnel, and fiscal operations, with a focus on the district's effectiveness in improving student achievement. The Board shall establish systems and processes to monitor results and to evaluate the district's progress toward accomplishing the district's vision and goals.
(cf. 0000 - Vision)
(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)
(cf. 0400 - Comprehensive Plans)
(cf. 2140 - Evaluation of the Superintendent)
(cf. 3460 - Financial Accountability and Reports)
(cf. 4115 - Evaluation/Supervision)
(cf. 4215 - Evaluation/Supervision)
(cf. 4315 - Evaluation/Supervision)
(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)
(cf. 6141 - Curriculum Development and Evaluation)
(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)
(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)
(cf. 9005 - Governance Standards)
(cf. 9400 - Board Self-Evaluation)
The Board and the Superintendent shall agree upon appropriate measures of district, school, and student performance and shall establish a schedule for providing regular reports to the Board and the public regarding district progress.
(cf. 0510 - School Accountability Report Card)
(cf. 1100 - Communication with the Public)
(cf. 1112 - Media Relations)
Opportunities for feedback from students, parents/guardians, staff, and community members shall be made available as part of the review and evaluation of district programs and operations.
(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)
Indicators of district progress in improving student achievement shall include, but not be limited to, the Academic Performance Index (API) established by the state's accountability system and measures of "adequate yearly progress" (AYP) required under the federal accountability system.
(cf. 0520.1 - High Priority Schools Grant Program)
(cf. 0520.2 - Title I Program Improvement Schools)
(cf. 0520.3 - Title I Program Improvement Districts)
(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)
(cf. 6162.51 - Standardized Testing and Reporting Program)
(cf. 6162.52 - High School Exit Examination)
Following the annual publication of the API and school rankings by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Board shall, at a regularly scheduled meeting, discuss the results of each school's annual ranking. (Education Code 52056)
This discussion shall include an examination of scores from the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, by school, grade, and student subgroup, including disaggregated data based on socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, enrollment in special education, English proficiency, and gender.
(cf. 3553 - Free and Reduced Price Meals)
Evaluation results may be used as a basis for identifying and developing strategies to address disparities in achievement among student subgroups, implementing programmatic changes, determining the need for additional support or assistance, awarding incentives or rewards, and establishing other performance-based consequences.
51041 Evaluation of the educational program
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
6311 Accountability, adequate yearly progress
6312 Local educational agency plan
6316 School and district improvement
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34
Maximizing School Board Governance
California Department of Education, Accountability: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac
U.S. Department of Education, No Child Left Behind: http://www.nclb.gov
Policy WESTWOOD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: May 21, 2008 Westwood, California