Comprehensive Student Assessment System - 2080
The School District's comprehensive student assessment system will focus on measuring student learning, specifically student achievement of the academic and technical skills and knowledge essential to meeting four student learning goals:
- Read with comprehension, write effectively, and communicate successfully in a variety of ways and settings and with a variety of audiences;
- Know and apply the core concepts and principles of mathematics; social, physical, and life sciences; civics and history, including different cultures and participation in representative government; geography; arts; and health and fitness;
- Think analytically, logically, and creatively, and to integrate different experience and knowledge to form reasoned judgments and solve problems; and
- Understand the importance of work and how performance, effort, and decisions directly affect future career and educational opportunities.
The District will utilize a variety of assessment procedures and measures to assess student performance including norm-referenced tests, District-level and classroom-based performance assessments. The District believes that a variety of measures will give the most accurate picture of student performance. Teachers will be trained in the administration of assessments, including tests required by the Washington State Assessment Program. The District will adopt performance assessments as the State Board of Education implements these assessments.
The District will use a variety of assessment processes to:
- determine the effectiveness of instructional programs,
- assess the progress of individual students in attaining student learning objectives,
- pinpoint the needs of individual students who are not progressing at their expected rates, and
- identify highly-capable students who are in need of specialized programs.
Board Policy 2421 Student Progress
Adoption Date: April 21, 1998
Revised: October 13, 2008
Revised: July 11, 2016
Revised: April 15, 2019