Breckinridge County                                                             Irvington Elementary School

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Exit Criteria Policy

Policy Statement

Exit Criteria for Lower Primary (End of 1st grade):

During the first two years of school, there are many language arts and math skills students will learn. In order to move successfully from the lower primary program (grades K-1) to the upper primary program (grades 2-3), students must master certain skills called exit criteria. The skills listed below are the minimum required to move to the next grade level.

Language Arts Skills

  • Prints full name
  • Identifies/prints capital letters
  • Identifies/prints lowercase letters
  • Knows letter sounds
  • Knows 80% of 1st grade district sight word list
  • Sounds out words (decodes)
  • Directionality (reads & writes left to right, top to bottom)
  • Writes complete sentences

 

Math Skills

  • Identifies and writes numbers to 50
  • Counts to 100
  • Skip counts by 5's, and 10's
  • Identifies hundreds, tens, and ones places in a number
  • Knows the meaning of symbols (+, -, =)
  • Knows addition facts (0's, 1's, 10's)
  • Adds and subtracts single digit numbers vertically and horizontally
  • Knows basic shapes (circle, square, triangle, rectangle)
  • Sorts objects by color, shape, size, etc.
  • Identifies/knows value coins (penny, nickel, dime, quarter)
  • Tells time to hour and half hour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If the classroom teacher is concerned about a child's progress, these steps will be followed:

End of First Nine Weeks

  • Classroom teacher/parent meet
  • Discuss student needs and ways to help
  • Possibility of extra year in lower primary discussed

*Students enrolling after the first five weeks of school will be notified by the classroom teacher within four weeks of the enrollment date.

End of Second Nine Weeks

  • Letter sent to parent about student progress
  • Classroom teacher/parent/principal meet
  • Possibility of extra year in lower primary discussed
  • Develop a plan for helping your child
  • Ongoing parent updates will be given

At Least Five Weeks Prior to End of School Year

  • Letter sent to parent stating extra year in lower primary needed
  • Classroom teacher/parent/principal meet
  • Principal explains Review and Appeal Procedure to parent

 

All placement decisions will take into consideration the following:

  • Age
  • Physical and social development
  • Academic level in language arts and math
  • Any identified disabilities

 

Exit Criteria for Upper Primary (End of 3rd grade):

During the upper primary years in school, there are many language arts and math skills students will learn. In order to move successfully from the upper primary program (grades 2-3) to 4th grade, students must master certain skills called exit criteria. The skills listed below are the minimum required to move to the next grade level. 

Reading

  • Read and comprehend at 3.0 reading level as measured by SME, MAP and/or classroom assessment tools.
 

Writing

  • Complete a minimum of two published writing pieces (personal, literary, transactive, or reflective)


 

Math

  • Identifies odd/even numbers
  • Reads and writes whole numbers 0-1000
  • Orders and compares whole numbers through thousands place
  • Identifies place value through thousands place
  • Knows addition facts 0-9
  • Adds without regrouping, double and single digit numbers
  • Adds with regrouping, double and single digit numbers
  • Knows subtraction facts 0-18
  • Subtracts without regrouping, double and single digit numbers
  • Knows multiplication facts (1's, 2's, 5's, 10's)
  • Recognizes and labels basic fractions (Whole, ½, ¼)
  • Counts money using coins and bills
  • Tells time to the hour, half hour, and quarter hour
  • Measures length to the nearest inch or centimeter
 

If the classroom teacher is concerned about a child's progress, these steps will be followed:

End of First Nine Weeks

  • Classroom teacher/parent meet
  • Discuss student needs and ways to help
  • Possibility of extra year in upper primary discussed

*Students enrolling after the first five weeks of school will be notified by the classroom teacher within four weeks of the enrollment date.

End of Second Nine Weeks

  • Letter sent to parent about student progress
  • Classroom teacher/parent/principal meet in an Exit and Review Committee meeting
  • Possibility of extra year in upper primary discussed
  • Develop a plan for helping your child
  • Ongoing parent updates will be given

 

At Least Five Weeks Prior to End of School Year

  • Letter sent to parent stating extra year in upper primary needed
  • Classroom teacher/parent/principal meet
  • Principal explains Review and Appeal Procedure to parent

 

All placement decisions will take into consideration the following:

  • Age
  • Physical and social development
  • Academic level in language arts and math
  • Any identified disabilities

 

Exit Criteria for 5th Grade:

During the 5th grade year, there are many language arts and math skills students will learn. In order to move successfully from 5th grade to 6th grade, students must master certain skills called exit criteria. The skills listed below are the minimum required to move to the next grade level.

Reading

  • Read and comprehend at 5.0 reading level as measured by SME, MAP, and/or classroom assessment tools.

 

Writing

  • Complete a minimum of three published writing pieces (personal, literary, transactive, or reflective).
 

Math

  • Reads and writes whole numbers 0-1,000,000
  • Orders and compares whole numbers through hundred thousands place
  • Adds whole numbers with regrouping
  • Adds fractions with like denominators
  • Adds decimals through hundredths
  • Subtracts whole numbers with regrouping (borrowing)
  • Subtracts fractions with like denominators
  • Subtracts decimals through hundredths
  • Knows multiplication facts (0's-10's)
  • Multiplies whole numbers (2 digit by 1 digit)
  • Divides whole numbers (2 digit by 1 digit with and without remainders)
  • Identifies 2-dimensional shapes (triangles, square, rectangles, pentagons, hexagons, and octagons)
  • Understands symmetry
  • Measures length to the nearest inch, ½ inch or centimeter
  • Tells time to the hour, half hour, quarter hour, and 5 min. interval
  • Counts money using various coins and bills
 

If the classroom teacher is concerned about a child's progress, these steps will be followed:

End of First Nine Weeks

  • Classroom teacher/parent meet
  • Discuss student needs and ways to help
  • Possibility of extra year in 5th grade discussed

*Students enrolling after the first five weeks of school will be notified by the classroom teacher within four weeks of the enrollment date.

End of Second Nine Weeks

  • Letter sent to parent about student progress
  • Classroom teacher/parent/principal meet in an Exit and Review Committee meeting
  • Possibility of extra year in 5th grade discussed
  • Develop a plan for helping your child
  • Ongoing parent updates will be given

At Least Five Weeks Prior to End of School Year

  • Letter sent to parent stating extra year in 5th grade needed
  • Classroom teacher/parent/principal meet
  • Principal explains Review and Appeal Procedure to parent

All placement decisions will take into consideration the following:

  • Age
  • Physical and social development
  • Academic level in language arts and math
  • Any identified disabilities

 

 Exit Criteria Review and Appeal Procedure

Parents/guardians may request a review and/or appeal of an extra year in a child's current setting if there were extraordinary circumstances that interfered in their child's ability to meet the exit criteria. The following procedure is required:

  1. A letter of request to review the student's circumstances must be submitted to the principal within ten (10) school days of notification that their child will spend an extra year in his/her current educational setting.
  2. The parent/guardian must submit documentation as to the extraordinary circumstances leading to the request (e.g. sickness, trauma, death in the family, etc.)
  3. The parent/guardian must meet with the Exit Committee to review the student's academic progress and to present the circumstances for appeal.
  4. The Exit Committee must review the appeal, determine if the circumstances warrant a change in the decision, and notify the parent/guardian accordingly within three (3) school days.
  5. A parent/guardian may appeal the decision of the Exit Committee by submitting a letter of request to review the student's circumstances to the SBDM Council prior to the next regularly scheduled SBDM Council meeting.  The appeal must appear on the next Council agenda, and the parent/guardian must submit documentation as to the extraordinary circumstances leading to the request.
  6. The SBDM Council must review the appeal, determine if the circumstances warrant a change in the Exit decision, and notify the parent/guardian accordingly within three (3) school days.
  7. The decision of the SBDM Council is final.

 

 

                                                                                     Adopted: November 17, 2009

 
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