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2421 (P) - Promotion, Retention and Acceleration

BOARD POLICY No. 2421

PROMOTION, RETENTION AND ACCELERATION 

The board recognizes that the rate of physical, social, emotional and academic growth will vary among individual students. Since each student grows at his/her own rate, these individual growth characteristics shall be recognized in classroom programming.

After a student has successfully completed a year of study at a specific grade level, he/she will be promoted to the next grade. Retention at the same grade may be beneficial to the student when he/she is not demonstrating minimum competency in basic skill subjects in relation to ability and grade level. Retention should not be considered, except in these instances where there is a strong likelihood that the student will benefit with minimum social and emotional disruption.
The superintendent will establish procedures which provide that parents will be informed at least one (1) quarter in advance of any retention decision on the part of the school. The procedures may include an exception to this timeline for third grade students subject to the grade placement requirements in Policy 2107, Comprehensive Early Literacy Plan.

Cross References: 

Board Policy

2080

Comprehensive Student Assessment Plan

2090

Program Evaluation

2107

Comprehensive Early Literacy Plan

 

Adopted: July 16, 2002

Revised: May 16, 2017

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