Promotion & Retention

Promotion & Retention Parent Brochure

The Governing Board expects students to progress through each grade level within one school year. To accomplish this, instruction should accommodate the variety of ways that students learn and include strategies for addressing academic deficiencies when needed.

Students shall progress through the grade levels by demonstrating growth in learning and meeting grade-level standards of expected student achievement.

As early as possible in the school year, the Superintendent or designee shall identify students who should be retained and who are at risk of being retained in accordance with law, Board policy, administrative regulation, and the following criteria.  Students shall be identified on the basis of district assessment as follows:


Retention at Grade 1

First grade students who attend, but do not demonstrate proficiency at mid-year, first grade, in reading and who do not demonstrate proficiency in addition and subtraction math facts with sums up to 10 by the end of the school year will be recommended for retention.


Retention at Grade 2

Second grade students who do not demonstrate proficiency at end of first grade in reading and who do not pass addition and subtraction math facts at the proficient level by the end of the school


Retention at Grade 3

Third grade students who do not demonstrate proficiency at end of second grade in reading by the end of the school year and who do not demonstrate proficiency in addition and subtraction math facts and partial proficiency in multiplication and division math facts by the end of the school year will be recommended for retention.


Retention at Grade 4

Fourth grade students who do not demonstrate proficiency at the end of third grade reading and who do not pass math facts at the proficient level in all four operations by the end of the school year will be recommended for retention.


Retention at Grade 5

Fifth grade students who do not demonstrate proficiency at the end of fourth grade in reading and who do not pass math facts at the proficient level in all four operations by the end of the school year will be recommended for retention.

When any student in grades 2-9 is retained or recommended for retention, the Superintendent or designee shall offer programs of direct, systematic, and intensive supplemental instruction in accordance with Education Code 37252.2 and Board policy.


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Department Address
1515 Hughes Way
Long Beach, CA 90810

Department Phone
(562) 997-8247