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School principals in one Iowa school district take aim at
social promotion


from The Des Moines Register

At Iowa's Des Moines middle school students who do poorly in the classroom will have a harder time moving onto the next grade if district leaders move forward with a proposal ending social promotion. Middle school principals in the district have spent the past two years developing a uniform set of expectations for what students need to know to move through middle school and onto high school. The proposal factors in standardized test scores, classroom grades, student attendance and yearly progress in the classroom. more


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