Standardized Testing and Reporting Program

MJUSD
DIVISION 6000
INSTRUCTION
ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATION

STANDARDIZED TESTING AND REPORTING PROGRAM

The Superintendent or designee shall administer the mandatory State achievement test in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program each year to all students in grades 2 through 11 during the testing window established by the State. (Education Code 60640)

Any District student of limited English proficiency who has been enrolled in a California public school for less than twelve (12) months shall take both the statewide assessment in English and a test in his/her primary language if such a test is available. (Education Code 60640)

Special education students shall be tested with the designated achievement test, unless an explicit provision in their individualized education program (IEP) specifically exempts them from testing. (5 CCR 852, 881)

Students in special education programs with individualized education plans or students with current Section 504 plans delineating variations, accommodations, or modifications as approved by the State shall be tested and the prescribed adaptations or accommodations shall be made. (5 CCR 853)

The Superintendent or designee shall arrange for at least two (2) make-up days for the testing of students who were absent during the period that any school administered the achievement test. All make-up testing shall occur during the testing window established by the State. (Education Code 60640; 5 CCR 855)

By October 15 of each year, the Superintendent or designee shall designate a District coordinator who shall serve as the District representative and liaison with the California Department of Education for all matters relating to the STAR program. The Superintendent or designee also shall designate a coordinator at each test site. (5 CCR 857-858, 886)

The Superintendent or designee shall report the results of each student's test in writing to the student's parent/guardian within twenty (20) working days of receiving results from the test publisher. If the test results are received from the publisher after the last day of instruction in the school year, each student's results shall be mailed to his/her parent/guardian. The report shall include a clear explanation of the purpose of the test, the student's score and its intended use by the District. (Education Code 60641; 5 CCR 863)

An individual student's scores shall also be reported to his/her school and teachers and shall be included in his/her student record. Individual test results shall not be released without the permission of the student's parent/guardian. (Education Code 60641)

District-wide, school-level and grade-level results shall be reported to the Governing Board at a regularly scheduled meeting. The Board shall not receive individual students' scores or the relative position of any individual student. (Education Code 60641)

Within ten (10) working days of the last day of make-up testing in the District, the Superintendent or designee shall report the following information to the California Department of Education, for grades 2-11: (Education Code 60640; 5 CCR 862)

  1. the number of students enrolled in the District on the first day of testing in the District;

  2. the number of students in the District to whom an achievement test was administered;

  3. the number of special education students in the District who were exempted from the test based on an explicit provision in their individualized education program;

  4. the number of students in the District who were exempted from the test at the request of their parents/guardians; and

  5. the number of tests administered with pre-identified answer documents, if applicable.

Within ten (10) working days of the last day of make-up testing in the District, the Superintendent or designee shall report the following information relative to the designated primary language test to the California Department of Education, for grades 2-11: (5 CCR 891)

  1. the number of students who are limited English proficient;

  2. the number of limited English proficient students who were administered each designated primary language test pursuant to Education Code 60640(1);

  3. the number of students who were administered each designated primary language test pursuant to Education Code 60640(g);

  4. the total number of limited English proficiency students exempted from the test pursuant to Education Code 60615;

  5. the total number of limited English proficient students exempted pursuant to any provision in their individual education program that explicitly exempts them from standardized testing; and

  6. If the District opted to have the publisher of a designated primary language test provide pre-identified answer sheets, the number of tests administered with these sheets.

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