Board Policies


Adoption Date: Aug 10, 2005
Revision Date: Aug 14, 2013
5410 - GRADE ADVANCEMENT

It is the intent of the Board that students will be instructed in the most appropriate educational setting. It shall be the policy of the Board that when each student achieves grade-level expected proficiency of academic standards, s/he shall be advanced to the next educationally appropriate grade level. Determination of proficiency shall include:
 
A.     Standardized assessments (primary determinant),
B.     Standards based report card (primary determinant)
C.     Attendance and other appropriate behaviors (secondary determinant)
D.     Other unique factors, such as but not limited to previous retentions (secondary determinants)
 
The building principal shall have final authority to determine proficiency, after receiving the recommendation from professional staff and conferencing with the parent/caregiver. No student shall be retained without intervention, as described in the administrative guidelines, to remediate student skill deficits.
 
A student enrolled in special education shall be promoted, placed or retained based on the outcome of the Case Conference and the student’s Individual Education Plan.
 
No student who has completed a grade successfully shall be retained or allowed to repeat a grade in order to improve his/her ability or lengthen his/her eligibility to participate in extra or co-curricular programs.
  
District resources for remedial and supplemental instruction shall be allocated in the following priority:
 

 

  1. Students deficient in reading by the end of grade three (as determined by an appropriate assessment),
  2. Students who fail to meet performance levels required for advancement consistent with this policy and accompanying guidelines, and
  3. Other needs, as identified.

 
The Superintendent shall establish administrative guidelines consistent with the Policy adopted by the Board.

 

Policy References:
511 IAC 6.2-3.1-3
I.C. 20-19-2-8, 20
I.C. 20-32-8.5-4
I.C. 20-20-31
I.C. 20-31
I.D. 20-32-8.5

 

 

References:
511 IAC 6.2-3.1-3
I.C. 20-19-2-8, 20
I.C. 20-32-8.5-4
I.C. 20-20-31
I.C. 20-31
I.D. 20-32-8.5


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