Adoption Date: 7/19/1994, Revised: 6/20/2000; Revised 04/09/2013, 10/01/2013; 2/23/16


The Brockport Central School District will comply with all state and federal laws and regulations regarding student evaluation, promotion, and placement.


Placement within the system, with respect to building, teacher, and grade, shall be at the sole discretion of the school administration and shall be subject to internal review and change at any time. In making such decisions, the administrator or Building Principal will be guided by performance in class, past records, parent/guardian and teacher recommendations, standardized test scores, and any other appropriate sources of information; in all cases, the final decision shall rest with the school administration. Parents will be provided an opportunity, through a parent input form, to share information about their child and the type of teacher who, in the parent’s judgment, would best serve their child’s needs. Parent input information will be considered in making placement decision. Requests for specific teachers will not be honored.

Promotion and Retention

The procedures to be followed by the staff regarding promotion and retention will be developed by the Superintendent and will be continually evaluated. Building Principals may establish written standards for promotion or retention within the school units to which the students are assigned, subject to the guidelines of the Superintendent and the approval of the Board of Education.

Testing Program

The Brockport Central School District utilizes various ability, achievement, diagnostic, readiness, interest and guidance tests for the purpose of complying with state and federal law and/or aiding the implementation of quality educational services.

Pursuant to New York State Education Law, the District will not make any student promotion or placement decisions based solely or primarily on student performance on the state administered English language arts and mathematics assessments for grades 3 through 8. The District may, however, consider student performance on such assessments in making student promotion and placement decisions provided that multiple measures be used in addition to such assessments and that such assessments do not constitute the major factor in such determinations.

Alternative Testing Procedures

The use of alternative testing procedures shall be limited to:

  1. a) Students identified by the Committee on Special Education and/or Section 504 Team as having a disability. Alternative testing procedures shall be specified in a student's Individualized Education Program or Section 504 Accommodation Plan; and
  2. b) Students whose native language is other than English (i.e., English language learners) in accordance with State Education Department Guidelines.

The alternative testing procedures employed shall be based upon a student's individual needs and the type of test administered.

The District shall report the use of alternative testing procedures to the State Education Department on a form and at a time prescribed by the Commissioner.

Reporting to Parents/Legal Guardians

Parents/guardians shall receive an appropriate report of student progress at regular intervals.

Report cards shall be used as a standard vehicle for the periodic reporting of student progress and appropriate school related data. Report cards, however, are not intended to exclude other means of reporting progress, such as interim reports, conferences, phone conversations, etc.

When necessary, attempts will be made to provide interpreters for non-English speaking parents/guardians.

Policy References:
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 USC Section 794 et seq.
Education Law Section 1709(3)
8 NYCRR Sections 100.2(g), 117 and 154

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