The Wilkes County Board of Education believes that an effective testing and assessment program evaluates the progress of individual students and helps to ensure that educational goals and objectives are being met for every child. A testing program also assists in the continued refinement of the instructional program.
Every effort will be made to ensure that the testing program contributes to the learning process rather than detracts from it. Efforts also will be made to ensure culture-free or culture-fair tests in order to ensure that measurements are reasonably accurate and unbiased.
The Board of Education directs the superintendent to administer all state-required tests as described in the "Testing Code of Ethics".
The instructional staff will be responsible for the development and administration of the testing program. The testing coordinator and all testing personnel, including teachers, proctors and school administrators are required to be familiar with and adhere to the “Testing Code of Ethics” for state tests and individual school tests. Failure to follow the Code may result in disciplinary sanctions including termination or revocation of administrative and/or teaching licenses.
Legal References: G.S. 115C-47, -81, -276, -288, -307; 115C art. 10A; 16 NCAC 6D .0301 - .0302
Cross References: Goals and Objectives of the Educational Program (policy 3000), Professional Development and Assistance (policy 1610/7800)
Adopted: January 9, 2006