Grade Promotion and Placement Policy
Decisions about student promotion and placement are at the discretion of a child’s school administration. These decisions are guided by recommendations of teachers and staff members, past academic performance and parent/guardian input. Factors to be considered include teacher recommendation; classroom achievement and attitude; standardized test scores; social and emotional development; results of the family conference; and, for identified students, recommendations by the Committee on Special Education. Promotion and placement decisions are not based solely on student performance on New York state assessments in grades 3-8 English language arts or mathematics.
The district’s promotion and placement policy was adopted by the Board of Education following a review by the district administration.