Before taking this exam, please read the Developing and Adopting School Board Policy course material for this specific course that is linked on the ASBA website ( Your school district will be invoiced for $40 for this course when you submit this exam.  Be sure that you have allowed plenty of time to complete the exam since you cannot save your answers and continue later.

Learning Goals - After reading Developing and Adopting School Board Policy (Chapter 4  of the Handbook for Arkansas School Board Members), you should be able to: define the term policy and differentiate a policy from a procedure; explain why policies are vital to school district operations; describe how a school board develops policies; identify some major policy categories; outline the procedure for developing personnel policies; describe the role of the personnel policies committee (PPC) or teacher’s union; and explain the board’s role in monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of its policies. 

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