HAMILTON-WENHAM REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
PROMOTION AND RETENTION OF STUDENTS
The District is committed to the continuous development of each student. The professional staff is expected to place students at the grade level best suited to them academically, socially, and emotionally.
In evaluating student achievement, each teacher will make use of all available information, including results of teacher-made tests and other measures of skill and content mastery, standardized tests results, and teacher observation of student performance. The Principal will direct and aid teachers in their evaluations and review grade assignments in order to ensure uniformity of evaluation standards.
Students will normally progress annually from grade to grade. Exceptions may be made when, in the judgment of the professional staff, such exceptions are in the best educational interests of the students involved. A child's parent or a teacher may initiate a request with the Building Principal to consider retention of a student. Exceptions will be made after prior notification of, consultation with and explanation to each student’s parents/guardians, but the final decision will rest with the building Principal.
Adopted: January 8, 2015