The Board of Education believes that for schools to have appropriate data that provides depth of information to make systematic, rather than fragmented, improvements, schools need timely access to data related to student achievement and related information on student progress and performance.
Therefore, the Department of Education shall develop and establish a Comprehensive Assessment and Accountability System that integrates information from statewide student assessment, staff evaluation, school evaluation, and system-level evaluation functions. The development and operation of the Comprehensive Assessment and Accountability System should endeavor to satisfy, to the fullest extent possible, professional evaluation standards.
The data generated by the Comprehensive Assessment and Accountability System shall be used to drive decision-making related to curriculum, instruction, assessment, and other aspects of student achievement and school improvement.
Approved: 11/95; Amended: 01/05/06