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 Promotion and Retention Guidance


No third grade students shall be promoted to the fourth grade if the student does not achieve grade level on the state-adopted assessment in reading and meet the promotion standards and criteria established by the local board of education for the school that the student attends, in compliance with the Georgia Promotion, Placement, and Retention law (O.C.G.A. §§ 20-2-282 through 20-2-285) and State Board of Education Rule (160-4-2-.11).

No fifth grade student shall be promoted to the sixth grade if the student​ does not achieve grade level on the state-adopted assessments in reading and mathematics and meet promotion standards and criteria established by the local board of education for the school that the student attends.

No eighth grade student shall be promoted to the ninth grade if the student does not achieve grade level on the state-adopted assessments in reading and mathematics and meet promotion standards and criteria established by the local board of education for the school that the student attends.

This website provides you with resources to successfully implement the policy, including sample parent letters, links to letters from the individual systems across the state, translated letters for non-English students, guidance on implementing the policy, and a policy brief explaining the background and rationale behind the law. We hope you will find the site to be a valuable resource as you work to implement the law.

If you need additional information on policy issues related to the Promotion, Placement, and Retention rule, please contact the Policy Division at (404) 657-2965. If you have questions concerning the testing aspects of the rule, please contact the Testing Division at (404) 656-2668.

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 Contact Information

 
Garry McGiboney, Ph.D.
Associate Superintendent Policy
Phone: (404) 657-2965
Fax: (404) 651-6867
Email:gmcgiboney@doe.k12.ga.us