Retention Policy

The following criteria will be used to determine if a student should be retained in grade:

a. Grades in major subject areas

b. Standardized achievement test results

c. Teacher recommendation

d. Diagnostic test results (if needed)

e. Social maturity

A recommendation to retain may originate with the classroom teacher or parent. Following such request for retention, a meeting will be held consisting of the classroom teacher, the administrator, counselor, and any other personnel who might have pertinent information. This committee may recommend diagnostic testing to ascertain if a learning disability exists which would preclude the student from performing at grade level. Before making a decision to retain or promote, the committee will give careful consideration to both the educational and social needs of the student, and invite the parents to the discussion.