State Program Assessments
The district shall participate in the state assessment program as required by state law.
Students who have participated in the English Language Proficiency Program pursuant to state law for more than three years shall be ineligible to take state assessments in a language other than English.
Pursuant to state law, statewide assessments will be administered during the period between the second Monday in March through the third Monday in April each year.
The Colorado Department of Education is required to provide diagnostic academic growth information for each student enrolled in the district and for each public school in the district based on the state assessment results for the preceding school years. This information shall be included in each student’s individual student record. Appropriate school personnel, including those who work directly with the student, shall have access to the student’s statewide assessment results and longitudinal academic growth information and shall explain that information to the student’s parent/guardian.
Except for the college entrance exam, results of the assessment shall be included on each student’s final report card for that school year and made part of the student’s permanent academic record. Results of the college entrance exam shall be included on each student’s transcript. However, if a student retakes the exam at a later time at the student’s expense, the student may request that the later results be placed on the transcript in place of the earlier results.
Adopted: December 14, 1993
Revised: August 9, 2005
Revised: September 23, 2014
LEGAL REFS.: C.R.S. 18-1.3-407 (3.4)(c) (students receiving educational services or diplomas from the district under an agreement between the Colorado Department of Corrections and the district shall not be included in computing the district’s performance on statewide assessments or the district’s levels of attainment on the performance indicators)
C.R.S. 22-7-406 (state assessment development schedule)
C.R.S. 22-7-409 (state assessment implementation schedule)
C.R.S. 22-7-409 (1.2)(d)(II) (assignment of scores on statewide assessments for students with disabilities)
C.R.S. 22-11-101 et seq. (Education Accountability Act of 2009)
C.R.S. 22-11-203 (2)(a) (principal required to provide educators access to their students’ academic growth information “upon receipt” of that information)
C.R.S. 22-11-504 (3) (policy required to ensure explanation of student assessment results and longitudinal growth information)
CROSS REFS.: AE, Accountability/Commitment to Accomplishment
AEA, Standards Based Education
JLDAC, Screening/Testing of Students
LC, Relations with Education Research Agencies
Huerfano School District Re-1, Walsenburg, Colorado