Student Progress - 2421
The Board of Directors endorses the concept that all students will be challenged to meet high academic standards.
The Board recognizes that the rate of physical, social, emotional and academic growth will vary among individual students. Since each student grows at their own rate, these individual growth characteristics will be recognized in classroom programming.
After a student has successfully completed a year of study at a specific grade level, they will be promoted to the next grade. Retention at the same grade may be beneficial to students when they are not demonstrating minimum competency in basic skill subjects in relation to ability and grade level. Retention should not be considered, except in those instances in which there is a strong likelihood that the student will benefit academically with minimal social and emotional disruption.
The District will adopt and implement procedures that govern the promotion of students from grade to grade that include the following:
- Adopting and maintaining rigorous academic grade level content and performance standards.
- Communicating clearly to parents and guardians regarding the progress their student is making toward attaining those standards, while addressing any adjustments being made to assist the student.
- Early identification of students (1) experiencing learning problems and difficulty in meeting grade level standards, and (2) who demonstrate exceptional ability.
- Attempting a variety of instructional interventions by modifying an existing program or providing additional support.
- Involving parent, guardian, and student (when appropriate) in a team process of multiple disciplines when decisions are being made regarding significant modifications in a student’s educational program or placement.
Adoption Date: January 15, 1973
Revised: July 19, 1999
Revised: February 14, 2022