The following criteria will be used to determine if a student should be retained in grade:
a. Grades in major subject areas
b. Standardized achievement test results
c. Teacher recommendation
d. Diagnostic test results (if needed)
e. Social maturity
A recommendation to retain may originate with the classroom teacher or parent. Following such request for retention, a meeting will be held consisting of the classroom teacher, the administrator, counselor, and any other personnel who might have pertinent information. This committee may recommend diagnostic testing to ascertain if a learning disability exists which would preclude the student from performing at grade level. Before making a decision to retain or promote, the committee will give careful consideration to both the educational and social needs of the student, and invite the parents to the discussion.