School Board Policy Manual

Nevis Public Schools

Independent School District 308

 
 

Table of Contents

School Board Policy 615

615 BASIC STANDARDS TESTING, ACCOMMODATIONS, MODIFICATIONS, AND EXEMPTIONS FOR IEP, SECTION 504 ACCOMMODATION, AND LEP STUDENTS

I. PURPOSE

The purpose of the policy is to provide adequate opportunity for students identified as having IEP, Section 504 Accommodation, or LEP needs to meet the graduation requirements of basic skills testings.

II. GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY

A. The school district will utilize the existing annual review of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) or Section 504 Accommodation plans to review, on a case-by-case basis, the extent of student participation in basic standards testing.

B. Students with LEP needs must be identified and accommodations made.

III. DEFINITION OF TERMS

See the “Guidelines for Accommodations in the Minnesota Assessments 2006-2007” document which can be found on the Minnesota Department of Education’s website at: http://education.state.mn.us/mde/static/011664.pdf.

IV. GRANTING AND DOCUMENTING ACCOMMODATIONS, MODIFICATIONS, OR EXEMPTIONS FOR BASIC STANDARDS TESTING

See “Guidelines for Accommodations in the Minnesota Assessments System” document which can be found on the Minnesota Department of Education’s website at: http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/Accountability_Programs/Assessment_and_Testing/DAC_Corner/Policies_Procedures_Guidelines/index.html.

V. RECORDS

All test accommodations, modifications, or exemptions shall be reported to the School District Test Administrator. The School District Test Administrator shall be responsible for keeping a list of all such test accommodations, modifications, and exemptions for school district audit purposes. This will be done annually by December 1. Testing results will be documented and reported.

 

Legal References:

Minn. Stat. § 120B.11 (School District Process)
Minn. Stat. § 120B.30 (Statewide Testing and Reporting System)
Minn. Rules Parts 3501.0010-3501.0180 (Rules Relating to Graduation Standards - Mathematics and Reading)
Minn. Rules Parts 3501.0200-3501.0290 (Rules Relating to Graduation Standards - Written Composition)
Minn. Rules Parts 3501.0505-3501.0635 (K-12 Standards)

Cross References:

School Board Policy 104 (School District Mission Statement)
School Board Policy 601 (School District Curriculum and Instruction Goals)
School Board Policy 613 (Graduation Requirements)
School Board Policy 614 (School District Testing Plan and Procedure)
School Board Policy 616 (School District System Accountability)


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