Guiding Principles

The guiding principles listed below provide the basis for the Santa Maria-Bonita School District's policies regarding student assessment and evaluation. These guiding principles provide a focus for decision-making around assessment instruments, practices, and the use of results.

1.  The essential purpose of assessment is the improvement of student learning.
2. Assessment must provide a comprehensive picture of student achievement.
3. Assessment must measure student growth over time.
4. Assessment must be valid and reliable.
5. Assessment data must be responsibly and efficiently collected and managed.

The assessment of student progress is essential to our district's mission, vision and core values of "preparing children to be successful citizens" and is an integral component of the learning process.

All learners, regardless of their ages require feedback if they are to improve their performance. 


Support Team

Niccole Wiseman

Coordinator, Curriculum & Instruction
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Paula Thayer (materials)

Secretary, Curriculum

Terie Cota (SchoolCity)

TOSA, Technology Integration