3rd grade students must get a Level 2 out of 4 on the Citywide English Language Arts and Math tests to go to the 4th grade. Students will have two opportunities to take the tests, in April and August.
3rd Grade Promotion for English Language Learners
The 3rd grade promotion policy is only for students who have been enrolled in an English language school system for 3 or more years.
3rd Grade Promotion for Special Education Students
All Special Education students will be promoted based on criteria in the Individual Education Plan (IEP).
3rd Grade Promotion on Appeal
Students who scored below a Level 2 out of 4 on the two Citywide tests may be promoted on appeal. Your teacher, principal, and Local Instructional Superintendent will make the decision. If you appeal, they will look at the student's writing samples, reading ability, class work, teacher observations, and other information.
If the appeal is granted, the student will be promoted in June. All other appeals will be determined in August.