34 CFR 200.3 - Designing State Academic Assessment Systems.

§ 200.3 Designing State Academic Assessment Systems.
(a)
(1) For each grade and subject assessed, a State's academic assessment system must—
(i) Address the depth and breadth of the State's academic content standards under § 200.1(b);
(ii) Be valid, reliable, and of high technical quality;
(iii) Express student results in terms of the State's student academic achievement standards; and
(iv) Be designed to provide a coherent system across grades and subjects.
(2) A State may include in its academic assessment system under § 200.2 either or both—
(i) Criterion-referenced assessments; and
(ii) Assessments that yield national norms, provided that, if the State uses only assessments referenced against national norms at a particular grade, those assessments—
(A) Are augmented with additional items as necessary to measure accurately the depth and breadth of the State's academic content standards; and
(B) Express student results in terms of the State's student academic achievement standards.
(b) A State that includes a combination of assessments as described in paragraph (a)(2) of this section, or a combination of State and local assessments, in its State assessment system must demonstrate in its State plan that the system has a rational and coherent design that—
(1) Identifies the assessments to be used;
(2) Indicates the relative contribution of each assessment towards—
(i) Ensuring alignment with the State's academic content standards; and
(ii) Determining the adequate yearly progress of each school and LEA; and
(3) Provides information regarding the progress of students relative to the State's academic standards in order to inform instruction.
(c) A State that includes local assessments in the system described in § 200.2(b) must—
(1) Establish technical criteria to ensure that each local assessment meets the requirements of paragraphs (a)(1) and (c)(2) of this section;
(2) Demonstrate in its State plan that all local assessments used for this purpose—
(i) Are equivalent to one another and to State assessments, where they exist, in their content coverage, difficulty, and quality;
(ii) Have comparable validity and reliability with respect to groups of students described in section 1111(b)(2)(C)(v) of the Act; and
(iii) Provide unbiased, rational, and consistent determinations of the annual progress of schools and LEAs within the State;
(3) Review and approve each local assessment to ensure that it meets or exceeds the State's technical criteria in paragraph (c)(1) of this section and the requirements in paragraph (c)(2) of this section; and
(4) Be able to aggregate, with confidence, data from local assessments to determine whether the State has made adequate yearly progress.
(d) A State's academic assessment system may rely exclusively on local assessments only if it meets the requirements of § 200.4.
[67 FR 45040, July 5, 2002]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 20 - EDUCATION

§ 6301 - Statement of purpose

§ 6302 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 6303 - School improvement

§ 6304 - State administration

§ 6311 - State plans

§ 6312 - Local educational agency plans

§ 6313 - Eligible school attendance areas

§ 6314 - Schoolwide programs

§ 6315 - Targeted assistance schools

§ 6316 - Academic assessment and local educational agency and school improvement

§ 6317 - School support and recognition

§ 6318 - Parental involvement

§ 6319 - Qualifications for teachers and paraprofessionals

§ 6320 - Participation of children enrolled in private schools

§ 6321 - Fiscal requirements

§ 6322 - Coordination requirements

§ 6331 - Grants for the outlying areas and the Secretary of the Interior

§ 6332 - Allocations to States

§ 6333 - Basic grants to local educational agencies

§ 6334 - Concentration grants to local educational agencies

§ 6335 - Targeted grants to local educational agencies

§ 6336 - Adequacy of funding of targeted grants to local educational agencies in fiscal years after fiscal year 2001

§ 6337 - Education finance incentive grant program

§ 6338 - Special allocation procedures

§ 6339 - Carryover and waiver

§ 6361 - Purposes

§ 6362 - Formula grants to State educational agencies

§ 6363 - State formula grant applications

§ 6364 - Targeted assistance grants

§ 6365 - External evaluation

§ 6366 - National activities

§ 6367 - Information dissemination

§ 6368 - Definitions

§ 6371 - Purposes; definitions

§ 6372 - Local Early Reading First grants

§ 6373 - Federal administration

§ 6374 - Information dissemination

§ 6375 - Reporting requirements

§ 6376 - Evaluation

§ 6381 - Statement of purpose

§ 6381a - Program authorized

§ 6381b - State educational agency programs

§ 6381c - Uses of funds

§ 6381d - Program elements

§ 6381e - Eligible participants

§ 6381f - Applications

§ 6381g - Award of subgrants

§ 6381h - Evaluation

§ 6381i - Indicators of program quality

§ 6381j - Research

§ 6381k - Construction

§ 6383 - Improving literacy through school libraries

§ 6391 - Program purpose

§ 6392 - Program authorized

§ 6393 - State allocations

§ 6394 - State applications; services

§ 6395 - Secretarial approval; peer review

§ 6396 - Comprehensive needs assessment and service-delivery plan; authorized activities

§ 6397 - Bypass

§ 6398 - Coordination of migrant education activities

§ 6399 - Definitions

§ 6421 - Purpose and program authorization

§ 6422 - Payments for programs under this part

§ 6431 - Eligibility

§ 6432 - Allocation of funds

§ 6433 - State reallocation of funds

§ 6434 - State plan and State agency applications

§ 6435 - Use of funds

§ 6436 - Institution-wide projects

§ 6437 - Three-year programs or projects

§ 6438 - Transition services

§ 6439 - Evaluation; technical assistance; annual model program

§ 6451 - Purpose

§ 6452 - Programs operated by local educational agencies

§ 6453 - Local educational agency applications

§ 6454 - Uses of funds

§ 6455 - Program requirements for correctional facilities receiving funds under this section

§ 6456 - Accountability

§ 6471 - Program evaluations

§ 6472 - Definitions

§ 6491 - Evaluations

§ 6492 - Demonstrations of innovative practices

§ 6493 - Assessment evaluation

§ 6494 - Close Up fellowship program

§ 6511 - Purpose

§ 6512 - Program authorization

§ 6513 - State applications

§ 6514 - State use of funds

§ 6515 - Local applications

§ 6516 - Local use of funds

§ 6517 - Evaluation and reports

§ 6518 - Quality initiatives

§ 6531 - Short title

§ 6532 - Purposes

§ 6533 - Funding distribution rule

§ 6534 - Advanced placement test fee program

§ 6535 - Advanced placement incentive program grants

§ 6536 - Supplement, not supplant

§ 6537 - Definitions

§ 6551 - Short title

§ 6552 - Purpose

§ 6553 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 6555 - National activities

§ 6561 - Definitions

§ 6561a - Program authorized

§ 6561b - Applications

§ 6561c - State reservation

§ 6561d - Strategies and capacity building

§ 6561e - Selection of local educational agencies for subgrants

§ 6561f - Community based organizations

§ 6561g - Technical assistance

§ 6561h - School dropout rate calculation

§ 6561i - Reporting and accountability

§ 6571 - Federal regulations

§ 6572 - Agreements and records

§ 6573 - State administration

§ 6574 - Local educational agency spending audits

§ 6575 - Prohibition against Federal mandates, direction, or control

§ 6576 - Rule of construction on equalized spending

§ 6577 - State report on dropout data

§ 6578 - Regulations for