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605.2 - Testing Program

A comprehensive testing program will be established and maintained to evaluate the education program of the school district and to assist in providing guidance or counseling services to students and families.

No student is required as part of any applicable program funded by the United States Department of Education to submit to surveys, analysis, or evaluation which reveals information concerning:

  1. Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or the student’s parents or guardians;
  2. Mental and psychological problems of the student or the student’s family
  3. Sexual behaviors and attitudes;
  4. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, and demeaning behaviors;
  5. Critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondents have close family relationships;
  6. Legally recognized, privileged, and analogous relationships such as those of lawyers, physicians, and ministers;
  7. Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or student’s parent or guardian; or
  8. Income (other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such program);

without the prior consent of the student (if the student is an adult or emancipated minor) or, in the case of an unemancipated minor, without the prior written consent of the parent.

Prior to an employee or contractor of the district providing information on a student enrolled in the district on any survey related to the social or emotional abilities, competencies, or characteristics of the student; the district will provide the parent/guardian of the student detailed information related to the survey and obtain written consent of the parent/guardian of the student. This includes the person who created the survey, the person who sponsors the survey, how the information generated by the survey is used, and how information generated by the survey is stored. This requirement will not prohibit a district employee from answering questions related to a student enrolled in the district as part of developing or implementing an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for the student.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent [or designee] in conjunction with building principals to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

It is the responsibility of the board to review and approve the evaluation and testing program.

Adopted: 6/70
Reviewed: 6/11; 2/15; 4/18; 6/21
Revised: 9/12; 10/13; 12/16; 6/20; 8/23; 2/24
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): 280.3; 20 USC 1232h
IASB Reference: 505.04