EIE(LEGAL) - ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: RETENTION AND PROMOTION

Student Advancement

  1. The recommendation of the student's teacher;
  2. The student's grade in each subject or course;
  3. The student's score on an assessment instrument administered under Education Code 39.023(a), (b), or (l), to the extent applicable; and
  4. Any other necessary academic information, as determined by the district.

Grade Advancement (Grades 5 and 8)

  1. The student has completed the required accelerated instruction under 19 Administrative Code 101.2006 [see Accelerated Instruction, below];
  2. The student's grade placement committee (GPC) determines by unanimous decision, in accordance with the standards for promotion established by the board, that the student is likely to perform at grade level at the end of the next year given additional accelerated instruction. In accordance with Education Code 28.021, to determine grade promotion, a district is required to consider:
    1. The recommendation of the student's teacher;
    2. The student's grades;
    3. The student's assessment scores; and
    4. Any other necessary academic information; and
  3. In accordance with Education Code 28.0211(n), the district will ensure that the student who is promoted by the GPC under 19 Administrative Code 101.2007 shall be assigned to a teacher who meets all state and federal qualifications to teach the subject and grade in each subject in which the student failed to perform satisfactorily on an assessment instrument specified under Education Code 28.0211(a).

Advancement Requirements

Retention

Grade Advancement Testing

Eligible Students

Required Assessment

  1. The sixth grade program to which the student would otherwise be assigned if the student does not perform satisfactorily on the fifth grade mathematics and reading assessment instruments; or
  2. The ninth grade program to which the student would otherwise be assigned if the student does not perform satisfactorily on the eighth grade mathematics and reading assessment instruments.

Exception

  1. Is enrolled in a course in the subject intended for students above the student's grade level and will be administered an assessment instrument adopted or developed under Education Code 39.023(a) [see EKB] that aligns with the curriculum for the course in which the student is enrolled; or
  2. Is enrolled in a course in the subject for which the student will receive high school academic credit and will be administered an end-of-course assessment instrument [see EKB] for the course.

Test Schedule

  1. Each eligible student who is absent or does not receive a test score for any test administration shall receive appropriate accelerated instruction as warranted on an individual basis; and
  2. Each eligible student who is absent or does not receive a test score for all three test opportunities and is consequently retained shall receive other appropriate means of evaluation, including an alternate assessment, so that the GPC has sufficient evidence for its review upon appeal by a parent or guardian.

Notice of Grade Advancement Testing Requirements

  1. Notifying each student and the student's parent or guardian in writing no later than the beginning of the student's first-grade year or no later than the beginning of the student's kindergarten year, for students attending kindergarten in a district, of the testing requirements for grade advancement;
  2. Notifying each student in grades 1–8 who is new to the district and the student's parent or guardian in writing of the testing requirements for grade advancement; and
  3. Notifying each student required to take the grade advancement tests of the dates, times, and locations of testing.

Unsatisfactory Performance on Grade Advancement Tests

Accelerated Instruction

Before the Next School Year

During the Next School Year

Transportation

Notice to Parents of Performance and Accelerated Instruction

  1. The student's failure to perform satisfactorily on the assessment instrument;
  2. The accelerated instruction program to which the student is assigned; and
  3. The possibility that the student might be retained at the same grade level for the next school year.

After Early Identification of At-Risk Students

Notice

After First Testing Opportunity

Notice

After Second Testing Opportunity

Notice

Grade Placement Committee

Alternate Assessment

Parental Waiver

After Third Testing Opportunity

Notice

Retention and Appeal

  1. The recommendation of the student's teacher;
  2. The student's grades;
  3. The student's assessment scores; and
  4. Any other necessary academic information as determined by the district.

Accelerated Instruction

Transfer Students

English Language Learners (ELLs)

Students Receiving Special Education Services

Students with Dyslexia

Age-Appropriate Assignment

Optional Extended-Year Program

City View ISD

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UPDATE 109

DATE ISSUED: 11/8/2017