PROMOTION STANDARDS

  • grades 2019 RYSS k-12 PROMOTION STANDARDS

    In order for RYSS K-12 students to move to the next grade level, they must show that they have met RYSS K-12’s Promotion Standards. These standards generally include classroom grades, local or state tests, and attendance as follows:

    1. State requirement of overall yearly average of 70 or above and local requirement of an average of 70 or above in reading, other language arts, mathematics, and science or social studies
    2. Passing scores (“meet minimum expectations”) on STAAR tests*
    3. Sufficient attendance – a student’s total number of unexcused absences cannot exceed 10 percent of class meetings (90% Rule).

     Student Success Initiative
    In addition to local and state promotion requirements, the Texas Legislature created the Student Success Initiative (SSI) to ensure that students receive the instruction and support they need to be academically successful in reading and mathematics. Under SSI, students in fifth and eighth grade must pass the STAAR mathematics and reading tests. For RYSS K-12 students in SSI grades 5 and 8 who do not pass a STAAR test, a Grade Placement Committee will be convened to determine if they will be required to attend summer school.

    Grade Level

    Promotion Standards

    1st and 2nd Grade

    • Students must pass High Frequency Word Test – Recognizing and reading words that appear very often in written and spoken language. 
    • State requirement of overall yearly average of 70 or above and local requirement of an average of 70 or above in reading, other language arts, mathematics, and science or social studies. 
    • Students must have sufficient attendance* 

    3th and 4th

    Grade

    • State requirement of overall yearly average of 70 or above and local requirement of an average of 70 or above in reading, other language arts, mathematics, and science or social studies. 
    • Students must have sufficient attendance*

    5th

    Grade

    • Students must pass STAAR (State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness) in reading and math. 
    • State requirement of overall yearly average of 70 or above and local requirement of an average of 70 or above in reading, other language arts, mathematics, and science or social studies. 
    • Students must have sufficient attendance*

    6th and 7th Grade

    • State requirement of overall yearly average of 70 or above and a local requirement of an average of 70 or above in three of the four core courses: Language arts (average of reading and English), mathematics, science, and social studies. 
    • Students must have sufficient attendance*

    8th

    Grade

    • Students must pass STAAR (State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness) in reading and math. 
    • State requirement of overall yearly average of 70 or above and a local requirement of an average of 70 or above in three of the four core courses: Language arts (average of reading and English), mathematics, science, and social studies. 
    • Students must have sufficient attendance*

    9th

    through

    12th Grade

    • Students must pass five STAAR (State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness) End-of-Course (EOC) assessments: Algebra I, biology, English I, English II, and U.S. history.
    • Students are promoted based on their total accumulated course credits prior to the beginning of the next school year. 
    • Individual course credit is earned through a passing grade of 70% or above and sufficient attendance*

    *Sufficient attendance: A student’s total number of unexcused absences cannot exceed 10% of class meetings. 

    LEP/ESL: For English Language Learners, the Grade Placement Committee (GPC), in consultation with the Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC), will determine promotion standards.

    SPECIAL ED: For students with disabilities, the campus ARD/IEP* committee will determine the promotion status based on mastery of IEP* goals and objectives and/or course requirements.

    SUMMER SCHOOL: If your child does not meet the promotion standards outlined above, your school and your child’s teacher(s) will contact you regarding opportunities for your child to receive additional instruction. Summer School is for students that need to meet promotion standards or require enrichment based on Grade Placement Committee (GPC) decisions.

    *ARD – Annual Review and Dismissal *IEP – Individual Education Program

     

  • phone

    If you have questions regarding promotions standards please call Mrs. April Coleman Hernandez at 713-640-3787.