Promotion Criteria for Grades 6-8

IS 59 will utilize multiple promotion criteria to determine promotion for students in grades 6 to 8. The Multiple Promotion Criteria will include but is not limited to the following:

  • the integrated use of multiple measures, such as State test scores, course grades, report cards, samples of student writing, projects, assignments, and other performance-based student work.

State test scores may not be the primary or major factor in promotion decisions. Promotion decisions will be based on a holistic evaluation of the foregoing measures and according to whether the student has demonstrated sufficient progress toward attaining Common Core Learning Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics; and the attainment of passing grades in core subject areas: English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies courses.

8th grade students must pass all courses including Physical Education and Spanish to participate in Senior Activities. Senior Activities include but are not limited to Senior trip, Prom and Graduation exercises.