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Promotion and Retention of Students (Policy IHE)
To be promoted, a student must satisfactorily complete the minimum criteria established by the State Board of Education as mandated by the Accountability Act of 1998. Promotion to the next level of work or retention in the same grade or subject level shall be the cooperative recommendation of the teacher and principal.
Kindergarten - Completion of the kindergarten program generally leads to placement in first grade. Retention in kindergarten will be based on an evaluation of the child as indicated by formal and informal instruments, with input from teachers, principal, parents, and other appropriate district personnel.
Grades 1 – 8 - Reading and math proficiency will be determined by state assessments, mastery tests, teacher-made tests, and samples of assigned work. In addition, other objective measures may be utilized. The following criteria shall govern student promotion from one grade to another:
Student performance should be evaluated based on state grade-level standards, IEP’s, textbook and teacher-made tests, and other available methods. Student conduct shall be excluded from consideration in determining a student’s grade.
Provisions in this policy will supercede rules pertaining to class rank, course weightings, course levels, and sections relevant to such as found in Policy IHC.
In kindergarten, a checklist reflecting academic achievement standards shall be used each nine weeks.
Grades 1 - 5
In grades one through five, numerical grades as specified shall be used to report student progress for each reporting period. Report cards shall reflect the academic achievement standards.
Numerical grades shall be used on report cards, transcripts, and permanent records in reading and mathematics for grades one and two. Numerical grades shall be used in all subject areas for grades three through five except as noted in the following paragraph.
MS – Meets Standards
MPS – Making Progress towards Standards
NMP – Not Making Progress towards Standards
MS, MPS, NMP shall be used in art, physical education, music, and handwriting in grades three, four, and five. In grades one and two MS, MPS, and NMP shall be used in science, health, social studies, handwriting, and spelling.
|Letter Grade||Numerical Grade|
|A||93 - 100|
|B||85 - 92|
|C||77 - 84|
|D||70 - 76|
|F||0 - 69|
(Grades 3, 4 and 5 only)
An honor roll list will be prepared at the end of each nine weeks. To qualify for the honor roll a student must have:
“A” Honor Roll - A grade of 93 or above or a “MS” in each subject
“A-B” Honor Roll - A grade of 85 or above or a “MS” in each subject
A certain amount of homework is necessary. Please provide your child with a time and place conducive to study. During the first week of school your child’s teacher will provide you with the homework policy for his/her class. Good study habits should be started early.