Grading and Promotions

  • Philosophy for Reporting Student Progress

    The district believes that reporting to both parents and students should make academic goals clear, should report social and emotional growth, should share relevant information, and should evaluate a child's progress recognizing that children differ in abilities, capacities and patterns of growth. We further believe our goal in reporting and grading should be to promote the growth of self-worth and self-motivation.

    The decision to promote a student to the next grade level shall be based on successful completion of the curriculum, attendance, performance based on State assessments or other required testing. A student shall not be promoted based upon age or any other social reason not related to academic performance. 

    A child who has not fulfilled the grade level requirements will not ordinarily be promoted unless, in the opinion of the Superintendent, an assignment to the next grade is advisable. No retention or advancement of a child described above and no double advancement shall be made without consultation with the parents.