6300.1: Assessed Curriculum - Comprehensive Student Assessment

A comprehensive student assessment system shall consist of district-wide assessments and teacher/classroom assessments. District-wide assessment data will be one source of information used to adjust, improve, or terminate ineffective programs. Teacher/classroom assessments will be used to adjust, improve, or terminate ineffective teaching practices.

District assessments shall be valid, reliable, and aligned to the greatest degree possible with the written curriculum. The purposes of the District assessments include analysis of student growth and information on strengths and areas needing improvement in schools and programs. Results will be reported to the community, as required by state and federal regulations. The assessment instruments may include but are not limited to the following:

I. district content standard assessments (Essential Learner Outcome Assessments);

II. norm-referenced achievement tests;

III. criterion-referenced tests, other than Essential Learner Outcome Assessments; and

IV. Nebraska State Assessments (NeSA).

Classroom assessments may include but are not limited to the following:

I. end-of-unit tests;

II. traditional teacher-made assessments;

III. observational checklists;

IV. authentic methodologies;

V. criterion-referenced tests;

VI. writing samples and portfolios;

VII. demonstrations or performance events; and

V. common formative assessments.

Date of Adoption
July 12, 1999
Date of Revision
December 4, 2006
April 1, 2013