• Instruction

    6:280 Grading and Promotion

    The Director or designee shall establish a system of grading and reporting academic achievement to students and their parents/guardians. The system shall also determine when promotion and graduation requirements are met. The decision to promote a student to the next grade level shall be based on successful completion of the curriculum, attendance, and assessments. A student shall not be promoted based upon age or any other social reason not related to academic performance. The administration shall determine remedial assistance for a student who is not promoted.

    Every teacher shall maintain an evaluation record for each student in the teacher’s classroom. A District administrator cannot change the final grade assigned by the teacher without notifying the teacher.  Reasons for changing a student’s final grade include:

    • A miscalculation of test scores,
    • A technical error in assigning a particular grade or score,
    • The teacher agrees to allow the student to do extra work that may impact the grade,
    • An inappropriate grading system used to determine the grade, or
    • An inappropriate grade based on an appropriate grading system.

    Should a grade change be made, the administrator making the change must sign the changed record.

    LEGAL REF.:        

    105 ILCS 5/2-3.64a-5, 5/10-20.9a, 5/10-21.8, and 5/27-27.

    CROSS REF.:          6:110 (Programs for Students At Risk of Academic Failure and/or Dropping Out of School and Graduation Incentives Program), 6:300 (Graduation Requirements), 6:340 (Student Testing and Assessment Program), 7:50 (School Admissions and Student Transfers To and From Non-District Schools)

    Adopted: January 17, 2019