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BP 6162.5


Student Assessment


The San Benito County Board of Education (County Board) recognizes that student assessments are an important instructional and accountability tool. Assessment data shall be used to help determine individual students’ progress, mastery of academic standards, appropriate placement in Alternative Education programs, and/or eligibility for graduation. In addition, summary data on student assessment results shall be used by the Alternative Education to identify and review student achievement goals in the San Benito County Office of Education (SBCOE) local control and accountability plan, evaluate Alternative Education educational programs in order to identify needed improvements, and, as appropriate, evaluate staff performance.


(cf. 0460 – Local Control and Accountability Plan)

(cf. 0510 – School Accountability Report Card)

(cf. 6011 – Academic Standards)

(cf. 6162.51 – State Academic Achievement Tests)

(cf. 6190 – Evaluation of the Instructional Program)


To obtain the most accurate evaluation of student performance, the Alternative Education program shall use a variety of measures, including Alternative Education, state, and/or national assessments. As appropriate, assessment results shall be disaggregated by student subgroup, classroom, grade level, and/or school site to allow for critical analysis of student needs.


In selecting or developing any Alternative Education assessment, the Superintendent or designee shall examine evidence of its reliability, its validity for the intended purpose and for various student populations, and the extent to which it aligns with the material that is being taught.


The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that assessments are administered in accordance with law and the test publisher’s directions and that test administration procedures are fair and equitable for all students.


(cf. 0300 – Nondiscrimination in County Programs and Activities)

(cf. 6162.54 – Test Integrity/Test Preparation)


The Superintendent or designee shall provide professional development as needed to assist administrators and teachers in interpreting and using assessment data to improve student performance and the instructional program.


When SBCOE and school-level results of student assessments are published by the state, the Superintendent or designee may provide supplementary information to assist parents/guardians and the community in understanding test results.


(cf. 0510 – School Accountability Report Card)





Individual Record of Accomplishment


The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that each student, by the end of grade 12, has an individual record of accomplishment that includes the following:  (Education Code 60607)


  1. The results of the state achievement tests administered pursuant to Education Code 60640-60649 or any predecessor assessments


  1. The results of any end-of-course examinations taken


  1. The results of any vocational education certification examinations taken


(cf. 6178 – Career Technical Education)


No individual record of accomplishment shall be released to any person, other than the student’s parent/guardian or a teacher, counselor, or administrator directly involved with the student, without the written consent of the student’s parent/guardian, or the student if he/she is an adult or emancipated minor.  The student or his/her parent/guardian may authorize the release of the record of accomplishment to a postsecondary educational institution for the purposes of credit, placement, or admission. (Education Code 60607)


(cf. 5125 – Student Records)



Legal Reference:


313  Assessment of English language development

10600-10610  California Education Information System

44660-44665  Evaluation and assessment of performance of certificated employees (Stull Act)

49558  Free and reduced-price meals; use of individual applications and records

51041  Evaluation of educational program

51450-51455  Golden State Seal Merit Diploma

52052  Academic Performance Index; numerically significant student subgroups

52060-52077  Local control and accountability plan

60600-60649  Assessment of academic achievement, especially:

60640-60649  California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

60800  Physical fitness testing

60810-60812  Assessment of English language development

60850-60859  High school exit examination

60900  California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System


850-864  California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

1200-1225  High School Exit Examination


9622  National Assessment of Educational Progress



Policy Adopted: 2-8-18