The board of directors of each school district shall adopt goals to improve student achievement and performance. Student achievement and performance can be measured by measuring the improvement of students' skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, mathematics, reasoning, studying, and technological literacy.
In order to achieve the goal of improving student achievement and performance on a statewide basis, the board of directors of each school district shall adopt goals that will improve student achievement at each grade level in the skills listed in this section and other skills deemed important by the board. Not later than July 1, 1989, the board of each district shall transmit to the department of education its plans for achieving the goals it has adopted and the periodic assessment that will be used to determine whether its goals have been achieved. The committee appointed by the board under section 280.12 shall advise the board concerning the development of goals, the assessment process to be used, and the measurements to be used.
The periodic assessment used by a school district to determine whether its student achievement goals have been met shall use various measures for determination, of which standardized tests may be one. The board shall ensure that the achievement of goals for a grade level has been assessed at least once during every four-year period.
The board shall file assessment reports with the department of education and shall make copies of these reports available to the residents of the school district.
87 Acts, ch 224, §56
Referred to in § 256.11, 294A.14, 295.3
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