Retention & Promotion
Broward County Public Schools Policy 6000.0
To be promoted, students in grades six, seven and eight must meet pass a minimum of four subjects. To receive a passing grade for a full year, a minimum of four points must be earned. Starting with the 2007-08 school year, a passing grade for a full year will be computed based on grades received for the year and not points. In addition to the specific promotion criteria for reading and mathematics, promotion decisions must take into account student’s proficiency in writing and science. The evaluation of each student’s progress must be based upon classroom work, observations, tests, district and state assessments and other relevant information.
For students entering 6th grade in 2006-07, promotion to 9th grade will
• 3 middle school or higher, year-long courses in English,
• 3 middle school or higher, year-long courses in Mathematics,
• 3 middle school or higher, year-long courses in Science,
• 3 middle school or higher, year-long courses in Social Studies, and
• 1 course in career and education planning to be completed in
7th or 8th grade, which can be a stand-alone course or instruction integrated into an existing course or courses.
Starting with the 2007-08 school year, two of the four subjects required to meet this criteria must be English, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies. Students who are failing and/or fail up to two of the 4 core courses (i.e., English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies) will be given the opportunity to meet the requirements of the course(s) through school day or extended learning opportunities. In addition, students must demonstrate that they have met the National Education Technology Standards (NETS) in basic operations, social and ethical issues, productivity tools, communication tools, research tools and problem-solving tools as measured by competency based assessment or student portfolios.