The selection process will include the professional staff
in its efforts to investigate new assessment tools and evaluate
Assessment instruments selected will provide an authentic
assessment of student learning outcomes through multiple formative
and summative assessment instruments including, but not limited
to teacher observation of project-based learning, including
off-site learning projects; competency-based assessments;
and teacher-designed quizzes and tests. Additional instruments
may include written examinations, oral examinations, alternative
questions, demonstrations, writing exercises, individual projects,
group projects, performances, student portfolios, and samples
of students best works.
The assessment program will include a schedule for administration
to students, distributed to staff and the board before the
start of each school year.
The School principal will provide assurance that test procedures
are followed at the school level including the distribution
and collection of test materials, test security, use of test
results, testing dates, as well as other pertinent requirements.
Readiness assessment shall be administered to all children
entering first grade.
Handicapped students must be provided the opportunity to participate
in all student assessments. Any modifications in administration
should be made and documented during the Individualized Education
Program (IEP) review.
The Superintendent or designee will ensure that data from
the student assessment program is compiled, analyzed, summarized,
and reported to the Board annually. The Superintendent or
designee is responsible for the reported scores of individual
students and they shall be made available only to appropriate
personnel within the school and to parent(s) or legal guardian(s)
of each student as provided by law. Interpretation of test
results shall be made available to parents and students.
The Board will provide funding for the student assessment
program, including professional development for teachers in
the use of tools to understand assessment results, to adjust
instruction to meet personalized needs of students, and to
The Superintendent will provide an ongoing evaluation of the
assessment program, and will provide regular reports to the
Board showing the effectiveness of the curriculum on improving
RSA 193-C, Statewide Education Improvement and Assessment
NH Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed. 306.24(b)(1),
NH Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed. 306.24(c)(4),
Adopted: August 29, 2006