Grading Policy

Each student’s progression to the next grade level is determined by proficiency in reading, writing, science and mathematics, including specific levels of performance on statewide assessments at selected grade levels, if administered. Retention decisions are based on more than a single test score. Students who do not meet these performance levels must receive remediation or be retained within an intensive program that is different from the prior-year’s program. For retained students in all grades, subsequent during-year promotion is permitted if performance requirements are met. The principal has the responsibility for all final decisions regarding initial placement, non promotion and promotion with remediation. Decisions will be based on the instructional needs of the child.

Students entering third grade in 2023-24 will be required to achieve a Level 2 or higher on the statewide, standardized English Language Arts (ELA) assessment for Grade 3 in order to meet promotion requirements. The score will be determined in the spring, ensuring that students are appropriately identified for retention or promotion. Students not meeting this criteria may still meet promotion requirements through one-of-six good-cause exemptions.

For grades 4 and 5, if a student does not achieve a Level 2 or higher on the ELA Florida Standards Assessment, the student may be retained. However, students who score a Level 1 may be promoted if they successfully meet specific criteria that provides evidence of proficiency in reading. This criteria is provided to the schools each year in the spring.

Grading procedures are determined by Orange County Public Schools.