Santa Clara USD | BP 6162.5 Instruction
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, 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, evaluate district educational programs in order to identify needed improvements, and, as appropriate, evaluate staff performance.
(cf. 0460 - Local Control and Accountability Plan)
(cf. 0500 - Accountability)
(cf. 2140 - Evaluation of the Superintendent)
(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)
In selecting or developing any district assessment, the Superintendent or designee shall examine evidence of its reliability, its validity for the intended purpose and for various student populations, and the extent to which it aligns with the material that is being taught.
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)
As appropriate, assessment results shall be disaggregated by student subgroup, classroom, grade level, and/or school site to allow for critical analysis of student needs.
The Superintendent or designee shall provide professional development as needed to assist administrators and teachers in interpreting and using assessment data to improve student performance and the instructional program.
(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)
(cf. 4331 - Staff Development)
When districtwide 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)
Individual Record of Accomplishment
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that each student, by the end of grade 12, has an individual record of accomplishment that includes the following: (Education Code 60607)
1. The results of the state achievement tests required and administered as part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or any predecessor assessments, pursuant to Education Code 60640-60649
2. The results of any end-of-course examinations taken
3. The results of any vocational education certification examinations taken
(cf. 6178 - Career Technical Education)
No individual record of accomplishment shall be released to any person, other than the student's parent/guardian or a teacher, counselor, or administrator directly involved with the student, without the written consent of the student's parent/guardian, or the student if he/she is an adult or emancipated minor. The student or his/her parent/guardian may authorize the release of the record of accomplishment to a postsecondary educational institution for the purposes of credit, placement, or admission. (Education Code 60607)
(cf. 5125 - Student Records)
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
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
850-864 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
9622 National Assessment of Educational Progress
California Department of Education, Testing and Accountability: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium: http://www.smarterbalanced.org
U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov
Policy SANTA CLARA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: April 24, 2014 Santa Clara, California
revised: June 28, 2018