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