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BP 6162.51


State Academic Achievement Tests

The San Benito County Board of Education (County Board) recognizes that state achievement test results provide an indication of student progress in achieving state academic standards and may be used to promote high-quality teaching and learning. The Superintendent or designee shall administer mandatory student assessments within the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) as required by law and in accordance with Board policy and administrative regulation.

(cf. 6011 – Academic Standards)

(cf. 6162.5 – Student Assessment)

(cf. 6162.54 – Test Integrity/Test Preparation)


The County Board strongly encourages all students at the applicable grade levels to participate in the state assessments in order to maximize the usefulness of the data and enable the district to meet participation levels required for state and federal accountability systems. The Superintendent or designee shall notify students and parents/guardians about the importance of these assessments and shall develop strategies to encourage student participation.  Students shall be exempted from participation only in accordance with law and administrative regulation.


The County Board shall annually examine state assessment results by school, grade level, and student subgroup as one measure of the Alternative Education’s progress in attaining its student achievement goals and shall revise the local control and accountability plan and other district or school plans as necessary to improve student achievement for underperforming student groups.


(cf. 0460 – Local Control and Accountability Plan)

(cf. 0510 – School Accountability Report Card)


Legal Reference:


49076  Student records; access

51041  Evaluation of educational program

52052  Academic Performance Index; numerically significant student subgroups

52060-52077  Local control and accountability plan

56345  Individualized education program, contents

60600-60630  Assessment of academic achievement

60640-60649  California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

60660-60663  Electronic learning assessment resources

60810  Assessment of language development

99300-99301  Early Assessment Program

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5: 850-864  State assessments

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20: 1412  Participation of students with disabilities in state assessments; 6311  Adequate yearly progress

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34: 200.1  Standards and assessment



Policy Adopted: 2-8-18