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El Dorado Union HSD |  BP  5123  Students

Promotion/Acceleration/Retention   

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The Governing Board expects students to progress through each grade within one school year. Toward this end, instruction shall be designed to accommodate the variety of ways that students learn and include strategies for addressing academic deficiencies when needed.

Students shall progress through the grade levels by demonstrating growth in learning and meeting grade-level standards of expected student achievement.

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6146.5 - Elementary/Middle School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6170.1 - Transitional Kindergarten)

Students will be considered to be maintaining minimum academic progress toward meeting unit requirements if they meet the following:

Cumulative

Advancement Unit Requirement

From Grade 9 to 10 60

From Grade 10 to 11 120

From Grade 11 to 12 180

Graduation 240

(cf. 5121 - Grades / Evaluation of Student Achievement)

(cf. 5149 - At-Risk Students)

Students shall be identified for retention on the basis of failure to meet minimum levels of proficiency, as indicated by the results of state assessments administered pursuant to Education Code 60640-60649 and the following additional indicators of academic achievement:

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 6162.51 - State Academic Achievement Tests)

Proficiency in reading, English language arts and mathematics shall be the basis for identifying students. (Education Code 48070.5)

(cf. 6142.91 - Reading/Language Arts Instruction)

(cf. 6142.92 - Mathematics Instruction)

If a student does not have a single regular classroom teacher, the Superintendent or designee shall specify the teacher(s) responsible for the decision to promote or retain the student. (Education Code 48070.5)

The teacher's decision to promote or retain a student may be appealed in accordance with AR 5123 - Promotion/Acceleration/Retention.

When any student in grade 9 is recommended for retention or is identified as being at risk for retention, the Superintendent or designee shall offer an appropriate program of remedial instruction to assist the student in meeting grade-level expectations. (Education Code 48070.5)

(cf. 6176 - Weekend/Saturday Classes)

(cf. 6177 - Summer Learning Programs)

(cf. 6179 - Supplemental Instruction)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

46300 Method of computing ADA

48010 Admittance to first grade

48011 Promotion/retention following one year of kindergarten

48070-48070.5 Promotion and retention

56345 Elements of individualized education plan

60640-60649 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

200-202 Admission and exclusion of students

Management Resources:

CDE PUBLICATIONS

FAQs Promotion, Retention, and Grading (students with disabilities)

FAQs Pupil Promotion and Retention

WEBSITES:

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

CDE: http://www.cde.ca.gov

Policy EL DORADO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: June 2, 1992 Placerville, California

revised: March 11, 2014

revised: December 17, 2019