7340 - Assessment

The Grand Island Public Schools believes that the district's assessment program must provide information to support effective decision making related to individual student achievement and learning, classroom organization and planning, school management and improvement planning, district management and planning, and policy making at the district, state, and federal levels. The assessment system will be responsive to federal, state, and district requirements. The comprehensive student assessment system shall be aligned with the written and taught curriculum of Grand Island Public Schools. The superintendent or designee shall develop, maintain, implement and report on the assessment program for the purpose of determining the overall progress of student learning in the district. The superintendent or designee will share achievement results at least annually with the Board and community.

The results of multiple assessment sources (national, state, and classroom-based) are used to measure student achievement of college and career ready standards and are used as an integral part of the instruction process. The Grand Island Public Schools participates annually in statewide assessments in compliance with the assessment schedule as outlined by the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE).

The Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS) is the statewide assessment system that embodies Nebraska’s holistic view of students and helps them prepare for success in postsecondary education, career, and civic life. NDE and the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) have partnered to create the NDE and NWEA Assessment Portal. This site provides access to formative, Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Growth, and summative assessment resources for Grand Island Public Schools.

Legal Reference:
Neb. Stat. 79-318 – 79-760.07

Policy Adopted: 04.11.2019

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