Assessment - Humboldt Community School District

Assessment

A comprehensive assessment program shall be established and maintained to evaluate the educational program of the school district. The program will meet all federal and state requirements.  

The Humboldt Community School District believes that assessment is a planned, integral part of instruction. Assessments with multiple formats  (i.e. criterion referenced, norm referenced, portfolios, surveys, and self constructed written response) should provide information regarding the following:     

  • student individual and group performance on district standards and benchmarks
  • student individual and group performance on state suggested standards in comparison to peers, state-wide and nationally
  • student individual performance on district standards and benchmarks as it compares to others within their grade
  • student individual and group growth on district standards and benchmarks

Data from the assessments will used for the following purposes:

  • to evaluate and improve programs, curriculum and instruction; 
  • to provide students/parents with progress on their learning continuum of standards and benchmarks;        
  • to provide students/parents with comparisons of individual student performance to others within and outside the district; and 
  • to determine the need for individual interventions, where necessary.   

This information will be analyzed, disaggregated and used as the basis for district goal setting.  Selected data will then be reported to meet state and national requirements.

Assessments will be administered, at least annually, according to a district-wide matrix that will provide current, periodic and consistent student performance data.  It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop, implement and monitor the testing program in accordance with the above-stated requirements.

Assessments will also be administered to provide non-achievement data on the condition of youth, educational environment and academic services provided by the district.

No student shall be required, as part of a program funded by the United States Department of Education, to submit, without prior written consent from the student's parent, to surveys, analysis of evaluation which reveals information concerning the following:

  1. political affiliations;
  2. mental and psychological problems potentially embarrassing to the student or the student's family;
  3. sex behavior and attitudes;
  4. illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating and demeaning behavior;
  5. critical appraisals of other individuals with whom students have close family relationships;
  6. legally recognized, privileges and analogous relationships, such as those of lawyers, physicians and ministers; or
  7. income, but not including income required by law, to determine eligibility for participation in a program or programs or for receiving financial assistance under such program.

It shall be the responsibility of the board to review and approve the evaluation and testing program.

Click on the following links to access District Required Assessments,  Assessment Schedule,  Assessment Reporting Timeline and Assessment Data Analysis Process:

District Required Assessments
Assessment Schedule
Assessment Reporting Timeline
Assessment Data Analysis Process  
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