636 – Assignment To Grade Levels

Assignment. Students shall be assigned to grade levels based upon their achievements and progress and based upon consultation between the instructional staff and the parents or guardians.

Promotion. Promotion is the authorization for a student to progress from one grade level to the next higher grade level for the next school year.

Retention. Retention is the decision to retain a student in a grade level from one school year to the next school year.

Acceleration. Acceleration is the authorization for a student to progress from one grade level to another higher grade level during a school year or to progress from one grade level to another higher grade level which is higher than the next succeeding level at the end of a school year.

Decisions. The assignment, promotion, retention or acceleration of a student is an individual matter, and the circumstances of each student shall be considered on their own merits and with regard to the best interests of the student. These decisions shall be made by the principal after consultation with the teachers and counselors involved and with input from the parents or guardians.

Date of Revision: April 21, 1997

Legal References: 279.8, 280.3, 280.14, Code of Iowa, 281 I.A.C. 12.3(4), 12.5(13), 12.3(9)

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