The administration and professional staff shall establish a system of grading and reporting academic achievement to students and their parents and guardians.  The system shall also determine when promotion and graduation requirements are met.  Promotion to the next grade level will be dependent upon achieving passing grades in all core curriculums or completing remediation if passing grades are not achieved, as well as meeting at least one of the following criteria:


    1)  Attainment of a grade equivalency of no more than 2 years below current grade level.

             (*First grade - 1 year below current grade level)

    2)   Achieving a student performance level of "Meets" or "Exceeds" on two (areas) of the

          ISAT test.

    3)   Attendance for 90% of school year (166.5/185) or no more than 18 unexcused 

          absences during a year.


    Retention will be considered only after Tier 1, 2, and 3 Interventions have been designed and successfully implemented by Problem Solving Team.  


    Promotion of a student having an Individualized Education Plan or receiving reasonable accommodations pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act shall be determined by the student's educational team.



    Every teacher shall maintain an evaluation record for each student in the teacher's classroom.


    A District administrator cannot change the final grade assigned by the teacher without notifying the teacher.  A reasonable attempt to consult with the teacher must be made and documents by the principal prior to any change of a final grade. 

    Reasons for changing a student's final grade include:


    -          a miscalculation of test scores;

    -          a technical error in assigning a particular grade or score;

    -          the teacher agrees to allow the student to do extra work that may impact the grade;

    -          an inappropriate grading system used to determine the grade; or

    -          an inappropriate grade based on an appropriate grading system.


    Should a grade change be made, the administrator making the change must sign the changed record.