IL - Assessment Program **

Code: IL
Adopted: 8/13/97, 8/10/22

The district’s assessment program shall be designed for the purpose of determining district and school program improvement and individual student needs including the requirements of the Oregon Administrative Rules. Each year the district shall determine each student’s progress toward achieving federal, state and local achievement requirements.

Assessments shall be used to measure the academic content standards and to identify students who meet or exceed the performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education.

Accordingly, the district shall maintain the following assessment program:

1. Criterion-reference assessments, including performance-based assessments, content-based assessments and other valid methods as may be required by state and federal requirements;

2. Individual diagnostic and ability evaluations in all grades when students have been referred and parental permission obtained;

3. Assessments by individual teachers;

4. Other schoolwide and grade levelwide assessments.

It is the intent of the Board that progress be measured in a manner that clearly enables the student and parents to know whether the student is making progress toward meeting or exceeding academic content standards. District, school and individual results shall be reported to the Board, parents and the community, as prescribed by law.

The district shall make additional services or alternative educational or public school options available to any student who has not met or has exceeded all of the state-required academic content standards. Additionally, students in schools receiving Title I moneys that have been identified by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), will be provided supplemental services and public school options as required by law.

The district shall not discriminate in the methods, practices and materials used for assessment, evaluating and counseling students on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or marital status. Discrimination complaints shall be processed in accordance with established procedures.

Staff will receive in-service education in the use of designated assessments and interpretation of assessment results.

A parent on behalf of their student or an adult student may annually opt-out of taking a statewide summative assessment by completing and submitting ODE’s opt-out form[1] to the school. The district shall provide supervised study time for students who are excused from participating in the assessment. A student may be excused from the Oregon Statewide Assessment Program for disability or religious reasons. Parents and adult students will be provided the required notices[2] and access to forms by the district that include a time frame in which statewide assessments will take place, and an adult student’s or parent’s right to request an exemption from taking the statewide summative assessments.

The act of student-initiated test impropriety is prohibited. A student that participates in an act of student-initiated test impropriety will be subject to discipline. “Student-initiated test impropriety” means student conduct that is inconsistent with the Test Administration Manual or accompanying guidance; or results in a score that is invalid.

The superintendent shall ensure a periodic review and evaluation of the district’s assessment program is conducted.


Legal Reference(s)

ORS 40.245
ORS 326.565
ORS 326.575
ORS 329.479
ORS 329.485
ORS 336.187
ORS 659.850
OAR 581-021-0009
OAR 581-021-0030
OAR 581-022-2030
OAR 581-022-2060
OAR 581-022-2100
OAR 581-022-2110
OAR 581-022-2115
OAR 581-022-2250
OAR 581-022-2270
OAR 581-022-2310
House Bill 3041 (2021)
Senate Bill 602 (2021)

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g (2018); Family Educational Rights and Privacy, 34 C.F.R. Part 99 (2021).
Protection of Pupil Rights, 20 U.S.C. § 1232h (2018); Student Rights in Research, Experimental Programs and Testing, 34 C.F.R. Part 98 (2021).
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. §§ 1400-1419 (2018).
Every Student Succeeds Act, 20 U.S.C. §§ 6311-6322 (2018).