ERIC Number: ED245006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Boston Public Schools Promotion Policy, Grades 1-12.
Boston Public Schools, MA.
In November 1983, the Boston School Committee approved the establishment of a promotion policy for students in grades 1 through 12. This document first introduces that policy and explores implementation plans. Second, a rationale is presented that cites six major reasons for the policy's creation: attaining equity, holding students to grade level expectations, targeting students needing special services, promoting student self-esteem, improving quality of instruction, and reducing grade retention. Third, standards for promotion are delineated for elementary school, middle school, and high school levels. Fourth, administrative guidelines define the students to be affected by the policy, conditions for individual reviews, and procedures for carrying out the policy. Fifth, implications for remedial programs and budgeting are outlined. Finally, essential prerequisites of the Promotion Policy are listed. Appendices enumerate middle school and high school graduation requirements and discuss legal implications of the policy, including the Boston School Committee's authority to adopt a promotion policy, constitutional considerations such as due process and equal protection, and State and Federal mandates regarding bilingual students and students with special needs. (KH)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boston Public Schools, MA.