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Objective assessment of student achievement is an essential part of instruction which guides and documents student growth towards District curricular standards, evaluates individual and program needs, and identifies strengths and weaknesses of curriculum.   Assessment is an ongoing process, that is both formative and summative, and consists of both formal and informal measures of individual and groups progress.

A comprehensive testing program is maintained to evaluate the education program of the District and to assist in providing guidance or counseling services to students and their families.

As part of a program funded by the United States Department of Education, no student is required to submit, without the prior consent of the parent or student (if the student is an adult or emancipated minor), to surveys, analysis or evaluation which reveals information concerning:

  • Political affiliations; or beliefs of the student or student’s parent;
  • Mental or psychological problems of the student or the student’s family;
  • Sex behavior or attitudes;
  • Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating or demeaning behavior;
  • Critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondents have close family relationships;
  • Legally recognized, privileged and analogous relationships, such as those of lawyers, physicians and ministers;
  • Religious practices, affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent; or
  • Income (other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such program).

It is the responsibility of the District to collect and evaluate subjective and objective data regarding the progress of individual students. These data should be interpreted and reported by a responsible certified employee to persons with a legal right to the information.

Legal Reference:
20 USC §§ 1232h
34 CFR Part 98

  • Approved: 01-09-78
  • Reviewed: 01-08-90
  • Revised: 01-22-90, 02-22-93
  • Reviewed: 06-24-96, 09-28-98
  • Revised: 10-24-05, 04-11-11, 01-08-18, 02-28-2022
  • Documents: 405

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