Peshtigo School District
Bylaws & Policies


The Board of Education shall assess student achievement and needs in all areas of the curriculum in order to determine the progress of students and to assist them in attaining District goals.

Each student's proficiencies and needs will be assessed by staff members upon his/her entrance into the District and annually thereafter. Procedures for such assessments will include, but need not be limited to, teacher observation techniques, cumulative student records, student performance data collected through standard testing programs, student portfolios, and physical examinations.

The District Administrator shall develop and present to the Board annually a program of testing and assessment that includes:

 A.State-required tests;

 B.curriculum-based written and oral examinations which include use of alternative questions, demonstrations, writing exercises, individual and group projects, performances, portfolios, and samples of best work;

 C.assessment tests;

 D.aptitude tests;

 E.achievement tests;

 F.vocational inventories;

 G.tests of mental ability.

The Board requires that:

 A.tests be administered by persons who are qualified under State law and regulation;

 B.parents be informed of the testing program of the schools and of the special tests that are to be administered to their children.

All students shall participate in the State-wide or District-wide assessments, and any student with a disability shall be provided appropriate accommodation and/or alternate assessments where necessary as indicated in the studentís I.E.P. or Section 504 plan.

Parental Opt Out of Assessments (students)

The Board shall excuse any student from the State examination administered in 4th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, 10th grade, or 11th grade whether the test administered is the one developed by the Department of Public Instruction or the Districtís own test developed and approved by the DPI and the U.S. Department of Education. To opt out of these examinations, the studentís parent must submit a statement in writing to the building principal stating that the parent is opting out of the examination(s).

118.30, Wis. Stats.
P.I. 8.01(2r/s), Wis. Adm. Code

Revised 4/8/15

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