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Kingsburg Elementary Charter |  BP  6162.5  Instruction

Student Assessment   

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The Governing Board recognizes that student assessments are an important instructional and accountability tool. To obtain the most accurate evaluation of student performance, the district shall use a variety of measures, including district, state, and/or national assessments.

(cf. 6162.51 - State Academic Achievement Tests)

Assessment data shall be used to help determine individual students' progress, mastery of academic standards, appropriate placement in district programs, and/or eligibility for graduation. In addition, program effectiveness and staff evaluations shall, as appropriate, be based in part on indicators of student achievement. Additionally, summary data on student assessment results shall be used by the district to identify and review student achievement goals in the district's Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).

(cf. 0460 - Local Control and Accountability Plan)

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 4115 - Evaluation/Supervision)

(cf. 4315 - Evaluation/Supervision)

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

(cf. 5123 - Promotion/Acceleration/Retention)

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

(cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education and Activity)

(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)

As appropriate, assessment results shall be disaggregated by student subgroup, classroom, grade level, or school site to allow for critical analysis of student needs.

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that assessments are administered in accordance with law and test publisher's directions and that test administration procedures are fair and equitable for all students.

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

(cf. 6162.54 - Test Integrity/Test Preparation)

The Superintendent or designee shall provide professional development to assist teachers and paraprofessionals in interpreting and using assessment data to improve student performance and the instructional program.

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4331 - Staff Development)

When district-wide and school-level results of student assessments are published by the state, the Superintendent or designee may provide supplementary information to assist parents/guardians and the community in understanding test results.

(cf. 0510 - School Accountability Report Card)

Interim and Formative Assessments

State interim and formative assessments may be used in combination with other sources of information to gain timely feedback about student progress in an effort to continually adjust instruction to improve learning. Results from interim and formative assessments shall not be used for any high-stakes purpose, including, but not limited to, teacher or other school staff evaluation, accountability, student grade promotion or retention, graduation, course or class placement, identification for gifted or talented education, reclassification of English learners, or identification as an individual with exceptional needs. (Education Code 60642.6, 60642.7)

(cf. 5123 - Promotion/Acceleration/Retention)

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6152 - Class Assignment)

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

(cf. 6172 - Gifted and Talented Student Program)

(cf. 6174 - Education for English Learners)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that teachers who administer interim and formative assessments have access to all functions and information designed for teacher use related to such assessments and student performance on the assessments. (Education Code 60642.6)

Legal Reference:


313 Assessment of English language development

10600-10610 California Education Information System

44660-44665 Evaluation and assessment of performance of certificated employees (Stull Act)

49558 Free and reduced-price meals; use of individual applications and records

51041 Evaluation of educational program

51450-51455 Golden State Seal Merit Diploma

52052 Accountability; numerically significant student subgroups

52060-52077 Local control and accountability plan

60600-60649 Assessment of academic achievement, especially:

60640-60649 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

60800 Physical fitness testing

60810-60812 Assessment of English language development

60900 California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System


850-864 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress


9622 National Assessment of Educational Progress

Management Resources:



California Department of Education, Testing and Accountability:

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium:

U.S. Department of Education:


adopted: February 21, 2012 Kingsburg, California

revised: September 11, 2014

revised: May 21, 2018