Spearfish School District 40-2
INSTRUCTION, RESEARCH, TESTING
The school district will establish and maintain an assessment program which can be used, communicated and interpreted by the schools and by the district.
The program will lend itself to:
1. A qualitative assessment of the educational program of the district for purposes of reporting the overall status of the district and charting, from year to year, the growth of its pupils, grades, schools and areas.
2. Appropriate reports to the board.
3. Interpretation and use by the teacher, counselor, administrator so that test findings will influence the guidance and counseling of individual children and the development of a high-quality curriculum.
The program will reflect the academic growth of pupils according to their own mental capacities and to local and national norms; minimize the workload of school personnel in terms of test administration, scoring, interpretation and use; be adequately and financially feasible; require reasonable training for involved school personnel; and assess the growth of pupils in the basic skills and subjects in the elementary and secondary grades.
The district testing program will embody those tests required by law.
Adopted July 14, 1980
Reviewed July 13, 1987
Reviewed December 14, 1998
Reviewed January, 2009