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  • 1. Bibb County Public Schools 2010 Promotion Criteria Effective for Elementary and Middle School Students for the 2009-2010 School Year
  • 2. Bibb County Vision
    • Achievement and Performance
    • for EVERY child,
    • in EVERY classroom,
    • in EVERY school.
  • 3. Summer Opportunity Program
    • There will be no Summer Opportunity Program for Students in Grades 1-8
    • To better meet the needs of all students, every school will have a specific plan for intervention for all students the last 4 weeks of school
  • 4. Advantages
    • The needs of each student are being met whether the student needs remediation and/or acceleration
    • Remediation will focus on the specific areas that a student needs to be successful at the next grade level
    • Acceleration will focus on the key terms and concepts that students will be taught at the next grade level
  • 5. Advantages
    • Students are served in their home schools in familiar surroundings
    • Students will receive more targeted, focused, and individualized instruction with familiar staff
  • 6. CRCT Re-Test
    • Students in Grades 3, 5, & 8 that need to take the CRCT Re-Test in Reading and/or Math will test in their home schools during May 17-18.
    • The CRCT Re-Test in Reading will be Monday, May 17 th
    • The CRCT Re-Test in Math will be Tuesday, May 18 th
  • 7. CRCT Re-Test
    • Re-test make up day will be Wednesday, May 19 th .
    • The CRCT Re-Test scores will be back earlier so that students will know if they are promoted or retained.
  • 8. Promotion Criteria for Grades 6 & 7
    • Meet local Bibb County criteria for promotion into the next grade:
      • Earn a passing grade (70 or above) in Language Arts and Math
      • Not fail 3 other academic courses
      • Not exceed ten (10) unexcused absences in a school year
  • 9. Promotion Scenarios for Grades 6 & 7
    • For Promotion:
      • Passes Language Arts
      • Passes Math
      • Does not fail three other courses
      • Meets attendance criteria
    • For Retention
      • Fails either Math or Language Arts
      • OR
      • Fails three or more subjects
      • OR
      • Exceeds ten (10) unexcused absences
  • 10. Promotion Criteria for 8 th Graders to Enter 9 th Grade
    • Meet local Bibb County criteria for promotion into the 9 th grade:
      • Earn a passing grade (70 or above) in both Language Arts and Math
      • Not fail three other academic courses
      • Not exceed ten (10) unexcused absences in a school year
    • Must earn a score of 800 or above on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) Reading and Math Tests
  • 11. 8 th Grade Scenarios:
    • For Promotion :
      • Passes Language Arts
      • Passes Math
      • Earns 800 or higher on CRCT Reading & an 800 or higher on the Math subtests
      • Does not fail three other courses
      • Meets attendance criteria
    • For Retention:
      • Fails either Math or Language Arts
      • OR
      • Fails three or more subjects
      • OR
      • Earns a score of less than 800 on the CRCT Reading or less than 800 on the Math subtest
      • OR
      • Exceeds ten (10) unexcused absences
  • 12. What If?
    • What if my child fails Reading (Language Arts for grades 6-8) and/or Math, but passes the CRCT?
    • Bibb County will no longer offer the Summer Opportunity Program for students in Grades 1-8 that fail academic classes
    • After the CRCT testing, all students will receive remediation and/or acceleration the last 4 weeks of school
  • 13. What If?
    • What if my child fails Language Arts for grades 6-8 and/or Math, but passes the CRCT?
    • At the end of the 4 weeks of intervention, the administrators and teachers will review multiple sources of information to determine promotion or retention
  • 14. What If?
    • What if my child earns a CRCT Reading score of 799 or less (and/or CRCT Math score of 799 or less for 5 th & 8 th graders)?
    • After CRCT testing, students will receive 4 weeks of remediation in their area(s) of need
    • The CRCT Re-Test will be administered to students in Grades 3, 5, & 8 May 17-18, 2009
    • In late June, retest results will be mailed to parents - a student who meets the minimum criteria will then be promoted
  • 15. What If?
    • What if my child still does not meet the minimum criteria on the CRCT?
    • Your child will be considered retained in Grade 3, 5, or 8 for the 2010-11 school year
    • There is an appeal process which can be initiated to review the results of testing and third/fifth/eighth grade performance
    • Placement in the next grade requires a unanimous vote of a committee of which you are a part
  • 16. CRCT Administration
    • Dates: April 13-22, 2010
    • Attendance: Mandatory for all students in
    • Grades 1-8
    • Passing Reading (3 rd ), or Reading & Math (5 th & 8 th ) scores must be earned. No passing scores = retention; therefore, a student must take the CRCT
    • Make-up testing days will be available for illnesses
  • 17. Test-Taking Strategies
    • Get a good night’s sleep
    • Eat a healthy breakfast
    • Be familiar with content
      • Benchmark Testing
      • Classroom Review
    • Read questions carefully
    • Answer those questions you know first to build confidence
    • Don’t get stuck on an item
  • 18. What Can You Do Now?
    • Keep in close contact with your child’s teacher if your child is making low marks in Reading and/or Math
    • Monitor your child’s grades on ParentConnect
    • Spend a few minutes reading for pleasure each day, and take turns reading
    • Ask your child questions about what was read: specific facts, comprehension, and predictions
  • 19. What Else Can I Do?
    • Review math facts and provide practical examples and problems
    • Ensure that homework is done nightly to reinforce concepts being taught in the classroom
    • Ask for additional work to bolster areas of weakness (i.e. OAS and Skills Tutor on-line)
    • Help your child be prepared to learn every day!