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St. Francis Area Schools
A PreK-12 public school district serving the communities of Athens Township, Andover, Bethel, East Bethel, Linwood Township, Nowthen, Oak Grove, St. Francis and Stanford Township

315  State Mandated Testing, Accommodations, Modifications, and Exemptions for IEP, Section 504 Accommodation and LEP Students

I. PURPOSE

The purpose of the policy is to provide adequate opportunity for students identified as having IEP, Section 504 Accommodation, or LEP needs to meet the graduation requirements of state mandated testing.

II. GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY

A. The School District will utilize the existing annual review of Individual Education Plans (IEP) or Section 504 Accommodation plans to review, on a case-by-case basis, the extent of student participation in state mandated testing.

B. Students with LEP needs must be identified and accommodations made.

III. DEFINITION OF TERMS

See the “Procedures Manual for the Minnesota Assessments,” which can be found on the Minnesota Department of Education’s web site at: http://education.state.mn.us.

IV. GRANTING AND DOCUMENTING ACCOMMODATIONS, MODIFICATIONS, OR EXEMPTIONS FOR STATE MANDATED TESTING

See the "Guidelines for Accommodations in the Minnesota Assessments System” document which can be found on the Minnesota Department of Education’s web site at: http://education.state.mn.us or at http://www.mnddc.org/past/pdf-09/04-GFA-MDE.pdf.

V. RECORDS

All test accommodations, modifications, or exemptions shall be reported to the School District Test Administrator. The School District Test Administrator shall be responsible for keeping a record of all such test accommodations, modifications, and exemptions for School District audit purposes. Testing results will be documented and reported.

Legal References:
Minn. Stat. § 120B.11 (School District Process)
Minn. Stat § 120B.30 (Statewide Testing and Reporting System)
Minn. Rules Parts 3501.0290 (Rules Relating to Graduation Standards – Mathematics & Reading)
Minn. Rules Parts 3501.0200-3501.0290 (Rules Relating to Graduation Standards – Written Composition)

Adopted: June 8, 2009

School Board
Independent School District No. 15
St. Francis, Minnesota
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