505.03 Student Honors and Awards

A comprehensive assessment and testing program will be established. The District will participate in state identified assessments, as well as locally developed assessments as a method of evaluating and improving the total program of the District and identifying student achievement growth.

The Superintendent/designee, with assistance from the professional staff, will select instruments and determine procedures to evaluate educational programs and student achievement and performance as outlined in Iowa Code, Section 280.18. The instructional staff will administer, score, analyze, and adjust practices based upon assessment data which is aligned to District grade level standards The Board will have the responsibility of granting approval of the testing program.

Information on composite student achievement will be reported annually to the Board, the patrons of the District, and the Iowa Department of Education. The Board shall review this information and use it as a resource to set goals for improving student achievement and performance.

No student is required, as part of any applicable program, funded by the Unites State Department of Education, to submit to a survey, analysis or evaluation that reveals information concerning:

  • political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent:
  • mental or psychological problems of the student or the student’s family;
  • sex behavior or attitudes;
  • illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating or demeaning behavior;
  • critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondents have close family relationships;
  • legally recognized, privileged and analogous relationships, such as those of lawyers, physicians and ministers;
  • religious practices, affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent; or
  • income, (other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such program);

without the prior consent of the student (if the student is an adult or emancipated minor), or in the case of an unemancipated minor, without the prior written consent of the parent.
It is the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principal, to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.
It is the responsibility of the board to review and approve the evaluation and testing program.

Legal Reference:
20 U.S.C. § 1232h.
Iowa Code §§ 280.3.

Cross Reference:
500.00 Series Regulations on Student Records – Appendix A
505.05 Graduation Requirements
506.01 Student Records Access

Adopted: October 9, 1989

Reviewed:
February 2, 2009
January 19, 2015
March 23, 2020

Approved:
February 2, 2009
January 19, 2015
March 23, 2020