ILBA – Assessment Of Educational Programs


The Superintendent or his/her SAU level designee will develop and manage an assessment framework and program that provides ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of the curriculum on improving student performance. The program must adhere to the processes for selection, use and interpretation of assessment instruments, including both local and statewide assessment tools. The program must be aligned with the goals of the School District and be designed to assess each student’s progress toward meeting the defined curriculum objectives.

Administration and Use of Assessment Instruments

The assessment program will include an approximate schedule for statewide assessments. The schedule will be distributed to staff and the Board at the beginning of the school year.

Each building 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 and testing dates as well as other pertinent requirements. Disabled 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.

Assessment Results

Assessment results will be analyzed and used with other data for the following purposes:

  • To identify individual student strengths and weaknesses in skill development;
  • To diagnose strengths and weaknesses of groups;
  • To individualize instruction;
  • To report progress to parents;
  • To select curriculum materials;
  • To set the pace of instruction;
  • To select methods of instruction;
  • To counsel students;
  • To help determine revisions needed in the curriculum.

Interpretation of Assessment Instruments

The Superintendent or SAU 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 scores of individual students and they shall be made available only to appropriate personnel within the school in which the student is enrolled 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 monitor progress. 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 student performance.

Evaluation of Assessment Instruments

The Superintendent will evaluate the instructional programs annually in accordance with Board policies and state guidelines. He/she shall have the responsibility to report annually to the Board on the progress the District is making towards the attainment of its educational goals.

Legal References:

RSA 193-C, Statewide Education Improvement and Assessment Program
NH Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed 306.24(b)(1), Local Assessment
NH Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed 306.24(c)(4), Evaluation of Curriculum

Category:  R

1st Read:  November 17, 2015

2nd Read:  December 1, 2015

Adopted:  December 1, 2015