TEST OR ASSESSMENT SELECTION
A comprehensive testing program shall 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 their families.
No student shall be required, as part of a program funded by the United States Department of Education, to submit, without prior written consent from the student's parent, to surveys, analysis or evaluation which reveals information concerning:
· political affiliations;
· mental and psychological problems potentially embarrassing to the student or the student's family;
· sex behavior and attitudes;
· illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating and demeaning behavior;
· critical appraisals of other individuals with whom students have close family relationships;
· legally recognized, privileged and analogous relationships, such as those of lawyers, physicians and ministers; or
· income, but not including income required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such program.
As part of any program funded by the United States Department of Education, the district shall obtain written parental consent prior to the participation of any student under the age of 18 in any mental health survey, analysis, evaluation or assessment. The consent form shall describe in detail the purpose, provider, beginning time and duration of the survey, analysis, evaluation or assessment.
It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principal, to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.
It shall be the responsibility of the board to review and approve the evaluation and testing program.
Legal Reference: Goals 2000: Educate America Act, Pub. L. No. 103-227, 108 Stat.
20 U.S.C. § 1232h (1994).
Cross Reference: 507 Student Records
608.02 Student Health Services
611 Academic Achievement
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