Home › Board Office › Board Policies › ASSESSMENT OF INDIVIDUAL NEEDS
ASSESSMENT OF INDIVIDUAL NEEDS
FILE CODE: 5120
X Other Reasons
Each pupil shall be assessed upon entrance into the district's schools and beginning in grade three shall be assessed annually through grade eight to identify pupils not meeting district proficiency levels.
The superintendent shall develop procedures to implement a program of individual pupil needs assessment that shall include but not be limited to:
A. Identifying district needs as the basis for development of mandated goals; development of staff inservice programs; selecting and approving instructional materials; staffing;
B. Identifying and determining the needs of:
1. Gifted and talented pupils;
2. Disruptive pupils;
3. Disaffected pupils;
4. Pupils who require basic skills improvement programs;
5. Pupils with limited English proficiency;
6. Pupils who may require formal referral to the child study team for classification.
C. Disseminating results of such assessments to parents/guardians and to appropriate staff and state and federal agencies as required without invading the privacy of the individual pupil.
Reasonable accommodations and adaptations on state mandated assessments for non-English speaking pupils and disabled pupils will be provided. An alternative assessment for a disabled pupil may be given when specified by the pupil's IEP.
The superintendent/designee shall review all individual assessment procedures annually to ensure that they serve the purposes for which they are intended. At all times, these procedures shall be in full conformity with federal and state law.
Date: September 1, 2002
NJSBA Review/Update: May 2008
Readopted: September 22, 2008
N.J.S.A. 18A:7A-10 Evaluation of performance of each school
N.J.A.C. 6A:8-3.1 et seq. Implementation of the Core Curriculum Content Standard
N.J.A.C. 6A:8-4.1 et seq. Implementation of the Statewide Assessment System
N.J.A.C. 6A:8-4.1(d),-4.3(c)(d), -4.4
N.J.A.C. 6A:8-5.1 Graduation requirements
N.J.A.C. 6A:14-1.1et seq. Special Education
N.J.A.C. 6A:14-3.3, 3.4, 3.8, 4.11, 4.12
N.J.A.C. 6A:15-1.1 et seq. Bilingual Education
N.J.A.C. 6A:15-1.3, -1.10,-1.11
N.J.A.C. 6A:16-8.1 Establishment of intervention and referral services
N.J.A.C. 6A:30-1.1 et seq. Evaluation of the Performance of School Districts
N.J.A.C. 6A:32-2.1 Definitions
N.J.A.C. 6A:32-4.3(g)4 Evaluation of tenured and nontenured superintendents
N.J.A.C. 6A:32-4.4(f)4 Evaluation of tenured teaching staff members
N.J.A.C. 6A:32-14.1 Review of mandated programs and services
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Pub. L. 107-110, 20 U.S.C.A. 6301 et seq.