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Student Progression


Helen Lancashire
School Counseling Consultant
325 West Gaines Street, Room 644
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400

Phone: 850-245-7851
Fax: 850-245-7849


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Current law requires that each student's progression from one grade to another be determined, in part, upon proficiency in reading, writing, science, and mathematics; that district school board policies facilitate such proficiency; and that each student and his or her parent be informed of that student's academic progress. Each district school board is required to establish a comprehensive program for student progression as well as standards for evaluating each student's performance.

District student progression plans help to ensure that the required program of study, placement, promotion, reporting, retention, and assessment procedures are equitable and comprehensive, thereby providing accountability for all students.

In order to review a local district student progression plan, please contact the local public school district.

Legislation

Section 1008.25, F.S. Public school student progression; remedial instruction; reporting requirements.- -, Florida Statutes, (F.S.)

(1) It is the intent of the Legislature that each student's progression from one grade to another be determined, in part, upon proficiency in reading, writing, science, and mathematics; that district school board policies facilitate student achievement; and that each student and his or her parent be informed of that student's academic progress; and that students have access to educational options that provide academically challenging coursework or accelerated instruction pursuant to s. 1002.3105, F.S.

(2) Each district school board shall establish a comprehensive program for student progression which must provide:

  • (a) Standards for evaluating each student's performance, including how well he or she masters the performance standards approved by the State Board of Education.
  • (b) Specific levels of performance in reading, writing, science, and mathematics for each grade level, including the levels of performance on statewide assessments as defined by the commissioner, below which a student must receive remediation, or be retained within an intensive program that is different from the previous year's program and that takes into account the student's learning style.
  • (c) Appropriate alternative placement for a student who has been retained 2 or more years.
  • (d) 1. List the student eligibility and procedural requirements established by the school district for whole-grade promotion, midyear promotion, and subject-matter acceleration that would result in a student attending a different school, pursuant to s. 1002.3105(2)(b), F.S.
  • (d) 2. Notify parents and students of the school district's process by which a parent may request student participation in whole-grade promotion, midyear promotion, or subject-matter acceleration that would result in a student attending a different school, pursuant to s. 1002.3105(4)(b)2., F.S.
  • (e) 1. Advise parents and students that additional Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning (ACCEL) options may be available at the student's school, pursuant to s. 1002.3105, F.S.
  • (e) 2. Advise parents and students to contact the principal a the student's school for information related to student eligibility requirements for whole-grade promotion, midyear promotion, and subject-matter acceleration when the promotion or acceleration occurs within the principal's school; virtual instruction in higher grade level subjects; and any other ACCEL options offered by the principal, pursuant to s. 1002.3105(2)(a), F.S.
  • (e) 3. Advise parents and students to contact the principal at the student's school for information related to the school's process by which a parent may request student participation in whole-grade promotion, midyear promotion, and subject-matter acceleration when the promotion or acceleration occurs within the principal's school; virtual instruction in higher level grade subjects; and any other ACCEL options offered by the principal, pursuant to s. 1002.3105(4)(b)1., F.S.
  • (f) Advise parents and students of the early and accelerated options under s. 1003.4281, F.S.
  • (g) List, or incorporate by reference, all dual enrollment courses contained within the dual enrollment articulation agreement established pursuant to s. 1007.271(21), F.S.
Section 1008.25, F.S., Public school student progression; remedial instruction; reporting requirements, also contains key provisions for districts related to the following:
  • Allocation of resources
  • Assessment and remediation
  • Reading deficiency and parental notification
  • Elimination of social promotion
  • Successful progression for retained readers.