Student Testing and Assessment...

6:340 Student Testing and Assessment Program

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

The Superintendent or designee shall develop and manage the student assessment program that, at a minimum:

  1. Uses the State assessment system and any other appropriate assessment methods and instruments, including norm and criterion-referenced achievement tests, aptitude tests, proficiency tests, and teacher-developed tests.
  2. Tests the grades and subjects according to the schedule required by the State assessment system.  The District’s assessment program may include testing of students in grades not required by State law to be tested.  
  3. Tracks the achievement of all students. Provides each student’s parents/guardians with the results or scores of each State assessment and an evaluation of the student’s progress.  
  4. Utilizes professional testing practices.

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.  All reliable assessments administered by the District and scored by entities outside of the District must be (1) reported by ISBE on its form by the 30th day of each school year, and (2) made publicly available to parents and guardians of students. Board policy 7:340, Student Records, and its implementing procedures govern recordkeeping and access issues.

LEGAL REF.:  Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. §1232g.
Illinois School Student Records Act, 105 ILCS 10/.
105 ILCS 5/2-3.63, 5/2-3.64, 5/10-17a, 5/22-82, and 5/27-1.

CROSS REF.:  6:15 (School Accountability), 6:280 (Grading and Promotion); 7:340 (Student Records)

ADOPTED:      November 22, 2004

REVISED:        January 25, 2010
April 13, 2015
January 23, 2017
January 22, 2018