• Each year the district is required to notify parents or guardians of their pupil’s participation in the CAASPP assessment system in accordance with Education Code section 60604.

    Each year students in grades 3-8 and 11 in the Alvord Unified School District will participate in the California Assessment of Student Progress and Performance (CAASPP) assessment system in accordance with Education Code section 60604. The CAASPP assessment system plays an integral role in helping teachers get students ready for college and careers. The notification to parents or guardians, as defined in subdivision (a), shall include a notice of the provisions outlined in Education Code section 60615. A parent or guardian may annually submit to the school a written request to excuse his or her child from any or all parts of any test provided pursuant to Education Code section 60640 for the school year.

    If a parent or guardian submits an exemption request after testing has begun, any test(s) completed before the request is submitted will be scored and the results reported to the parent or guardian and included in the pupil’s records. An LEA and its employees may discuss the CAASPP assessment system with parents and may inform parents of the availability of exemptions under Education Code section 60615.

    The LEA and its employees shall not solicit or encourage any written exemption request on behalf of any child or group of children. NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 33031 and 60640, Education Code. Reference: Sections 60604, 60605, 60607, 60612, 60615, 60640 and 60641, Education Code.