230 Promotion

Published: 2015

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Title 14 Education

200 Administration and Operations

230 Promotion

1.0 Each Local School District and Charter School Shall Have a Promotion Policy for Kindergarten Through Grade 12

1.1 Local school districts and charter schools must follow, at a minimum, the requirements for promotion as defined in 14 Del.C. ยง153, titled Matriculation and Academic Promotion Requirements and 14 DE Admin. Code 925, Children with Disabilities Subpart D, Evaluations, Eligibility Determination, Individualized Education Programs.

1.2 The promotion policies for grades 1 to 8 must also, at a minimum, include the following:

1.2.1 Students in grades 1 to 8 must receive instruction in English Language Arts or its equivalent, mathematics, social studies and science each year as defined in the Delaware Content Standards.

1.2.2 Students in grades 1 to 8 must pass 50% of their instructional program each year (excluding physical education) to be promoted to the next grade level. One of the subject areas that must be passed is English Language Arts or its equivalent. English Language Arts or its equivalent includes English as a Second Language (ESL), and bilingual classes that are designed to develop the English language proficiency of students who have been identified as LEP. Classes in English Language Arts, mathematics, science and social studies include those which employ alternative instructional methodologies designed to meet the needs of LEP students in the content areas.

2 DE Reg. 1248 (1/1/99)

7 DE Reg. 928 (1/1/04)

12 DE Reg. 932 (01/01/09)

2.0 Policy Reporting Requirements

2.1 Each local school district and charter school shall have an electronic copy of its current promotion policy on file with the Department of Education.

2.2 Each local school district and charter shall provide an electronic copy of its promotion policy to the Department of Education within thirty (30) of any revision(s) regardless of whether said revisions were made as a result of changes to Federal, state or local law, regulations, guidance, or policies.

12 DE Reg. 932 (01/01/09)