Section 6 - Instruction

  • Achievement

    Policy 6:340

    Student Testing and Assessment Program

    The District student assessment program provides information for determining individual student achievement and guidance needs, curriculum and instruction effectiveness, as well as school performance measured against District student learning objectives and statewide norms.

    The Superintendent or designee shall develop and supervise a student assessment program and shall provide appropriate data to the Board to allow it to monitor the program’s results. The program will:
    1. Use appropriate assessment methods and instruments. It may include norm and criterionreferenced achievement tests, aptitude tests, proficiency tests, and teacher-developed tests.
    2. Be uniformly applied to all students who are required to be tested.
    3. Conform to the schedule required by State law and State Board of Education rules. It may include testing of students in grades not required by State law to be tested.
    4. Emphasize the code of ethics for test administration.

    Achievement test results shall be recorded in the student's temporary school record. All test results are available only to the student, the student's parent(s)/guardian(s), and school personnel directly involved with the student's educational program, pursuant to Board policy 7:340, Student Records. Overall student assessment data on tests required by State law will be aggregated by the District and reported, along with other information, on the District's annual report card.


    LEGAL REF.:


    Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g.
    105 ILCS 5/2-3.63, 5/2-3.64, 5/10-17a, and 5/27-1.


    CROSS REF.:

     

    6:15 (School Accountability), 7:340 (Student Records)

     

    ADOPTED:

     

    May 20, 2002