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Promotion/Acceleration/Retention   

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The Board of Education expects students to progress through each grade level within one school year. To accomplish this, instruction should 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. 6162.52 - High School Exit Examination)

When high academic achievement is evident, the Superintendent or designee may recommend a student for acceleration into a higher grade level. The student's maturity level shall be taken into consideration in making a determination to accelerate a student.

As early as possible in the school year, the Superintendent or designee shall identify students who should be retained and who are at risk of being retained in accordance with law, Board policy, administrative regulation, and the following criteria.

Students shall be identified on the basis of grades and teacher recommendation. The following other indicators of academic achievement shall also be used:

1. District benchmark assessments

2. State Assessments

3. Attendance

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

(cf. 5149 - At-Risk Students)

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 6162.51 - Standardized Testing and Reporting Program)

When any student in grades 2-9 is retained or recommended for retention, the Superintendent or designee shall offer programs of direct, systematic, and intensive supplemental instruction in accordance with Education Code 37252.2 and Board policy.

(cf. 6179 - Supplemental Instruction)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

37252-37254.1 Supplemental instruction

41505-41508 Pupil Retention Block Grant

46300 Method of computing ADA

48011 Promotion/retention following one year of kindergarten

48070-48070.5 Promotion and retention

48431.6 Required systematic review of students and grading

56345 Elements of individualized education plan

60641-60648 Standardized Testing and Reporting Program

60850-60859 Exit examination

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

200-202 Admission and exclusion of students

Management Resources:

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION MANAGEMENT ADVISORIES

0900.90 Changes in Law Concerning Eligibility for Admission to Kindergarten 90-10

CDE PUBLICATIONS

Performance Level Tables for the California Standards Tests and the California Alternative Performance Assessment

Parental Agreement Form: Agreement for Pupil to Continue in Kindergarten

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S OPINION

Promotion and Retention #21610

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

Policy OAKDALE JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: January 11, 2010 Oakdale, California