|May 17, 2013 |
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Chapter VII ~ Instruction (Section 15)
Group testing programs may be administered to students in kindergarten through grade 12 as a part of the District instructional program and as mandated by the Wyoming Department of Education.
The purpose of group testing shall be to measure the student performance on program performance standards for each curriculum area. Student performance data will be used to develop District and school staff development programs. The District identifies, monitors, and reports group testing results through an annual District Report Card which is disseminated widely to schools and patrons of the District. It will also provide standardized test information to students and parents to assist them in guiding the student’s achievement and adjustment.
The tests shall include ability, achievement, interest, physical, and aptitude measurements as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Board, Superintendent, and the administrative and/or teaching staff.
The grade levels at which testing shall be conducted as well as the schedule of tests given Districtwide will be determined by the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, the Director of Instruction, and the Director of Special Services.
The building principal shall be responsible for the proper administration of group tests, the return of test materials in good condition and at designated times to the testing office as well as for the release of test scores as directed by the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction as part of the reporting of academic progress. The building principal shall have the responsibility for ensuring the security of test materials and test records housed in the school building.
Group test results shall be considered a part of the student's record and shall be recorded, maintained, disclosed, reviewed, and when appropriate, amended in accordance with the provisions of Chapter VIII, Section 18, Student Records.
Group test results shall be used for screening purposes only and as the basis for further referral and evaluation but not for placement of students in programs for students with disabilities.
If there is sufficient evidence that a student's scores are inaccurate, the scores shall be amended according to due process procedures.
Student participation in District and statewide testing is based on the guidelines established by the Wyoming Department of Education.
Individual testing of students may be necessary from time to time in order to assess an individual student's progress and needs as well as to provide appropriate programming.
Individual student academic achievement tests other than those involved in the placement of students in programs for students with disabilities may be administered to students at the discretion of the teacher and building principal. Individual student achievement tests and other measures used for placement of students in District special instructional programs shall be in conformance with regulations applicable to those programs.