Promotion of Students
PROMOTION OF STUDENTS

The Buncombe County Board of Education believes that all students can learn and are expected to demonstrate grade level proficiency, based on the requirements as stated in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.  The Board of Education holds high expectations for students, staff, parents, and the community, and believes accountability must be shared.  Students at risk of not meeting promotion standards may be required to participate in a remediation program.  Retention decisions affecting students at risk of not meeting local and state promotion standards in grades K-8 will be reviewed by a committee of teachers.  Committee recommendations will be forwarded to the principal.  The principal will make the final promotion/retention decision.  Procedures governing promotion/retention decisions are outlined in the Buncombe County Schools Accountability Standards Notebook, in the section entitled “Considerations for Promotion/Retention Decisions.”

Grades K-2
Students in grades K – 2 must demonstrate grade level performance as determined by the Buncombe County School’s K-2 Assessments in reading, writing, and math in order to be eligible for promotion. Student progress is to be documented in the K-2 portfolio.  Students in grades K-2 identified as performing below grade level may be recommended for retention.   An individualized Personal Education Plan (PEP) will be developed for students in grades 1-2 who perform below grade level and for students who are repeating Kindergarten.

Grade 3
Students in grade 3 shall demonstrate proficiency by scoring at Level III or above on end-of-grade tests in both reading and mathematics.  Students scoring at Level III or above and meeting all local promotion requirements shall be promoted to grade 4.  An individualized Personal Education Plan (PEP) will be developed for students in grade 3 who perform below grade level.

Grade 4
Students in grade 4 will be promoted if their classroom performance indicates adequate progress toward meeting the requirements of local promotion standards.  An individual Personal Education Plan (PEP) will be developed for students in grade 4 who perform below grade level.


Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2017 West Corporation. All rights reserved.