School District 25 Policy
Adopted: January 22, 2002
The school district will establish and maintain a district educational testing
program which shall be mandatory and applicable to all students.
The purpose of the district testing program is to facilitate and provide information
for the following:
- STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT – To produce information about relative student
achievement so that parents, students, and teachers have a baseline against which
to monitor academic progress. Within the limitations of group testing
instruments, the information may be used to serve as a validation device, for other
measures of student progress.
- STUDENT COUNSELING – To serve as a tool in counseling and guidance of
students to further education and for specific academic placement.
- INSTRUCTIONAL CHANGE – To provide data which will assist in preparing
recommendations for instructional changes. This data should:
- Help teachers with instructional decisions, plans and changes regarding classroom objectives and program implementation.
- Help staff formulate and recommend instructional policy.
- Help the Board of Trustees adopt instructional policy.
- SCHOOL AND DISTRICT ASSESSMENT – To provide indicators of the
relative progress of schools within the district.
- SCHOLASTIC TESTING – To provide evidence of demonstrated proficiency in
meeting applicable student performance standards and/or to determine
competency in required curriculum areas as determined by the School District,
State law, and/or rules and regulations of the State Board of Education. The
procedures utilized by the District for test assessment and administration shall, to
the extent possible, avoid bias against any one set of students. The District will
strive to achieve consistency and reliability in its test administration and