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Lancaster SD |  BP  6152  Instruction

Class Assignment   

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The Board of Trustees believes students should be assigned to classes and/or grouped in a manner that provides the most effective learning environment for all students.

When assigning students to specific courses and classes, the principal or designee may consider the following criteria as appropriate for the grade level and course:

1. Staff recommendation, including, but not limited to, the recommendations of teachers and counselors

2. Skills and classroom management style of individual teachers

3. Student skill level as indicated by multiple objective academic measures, such as student assessment results, grade point average, and grades in prerequisite courses

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

(cf. 6152.1 - Placement in Mathematics Courses)

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 6162.51 - State Academic Achievement Tests)

4. Balance of high, medium, and low academic achievers

5. Student interests, readiness, behavior, and motivation

6. Student/teacher ratios and, if relevant, class size reduction considerations

(cf. 6151 - Class Size)

The principal or designee may accept from parents/guardians any information which would be helpful in making placement decisions. However, a parent/guardian who provides such information shall be informed that a request for a specific teacher shall be one of many factors which may be taken into account when determining his/her child's placement.

During the school year, the principal or designee may make any adjustments in class placement which he/she considers beneficial to the student or the educational program.

Legal Reference:


35020 Duties of employees fixed by governing board

35160 Authority of the board

51224.7 California Mathematics Placement Act of 2015


4600-4687 Uniform complaint procedures

Management Resources:


California Department of Education, Curriculum and Instruction:

National Association for the Education of Young Children:


adopted: September 6, 2016 Lancaster, California