Parents: Boston Public Schools Grade 6

Promotion Policy

This information is from the 2004-2005 Boston Public Schools Policy Handbook.

The Boston Public Schools are committed to ensuring that every graduate is a lifelong learner, productive worker, responsible citizen, and thoughtful participant in our diverse communities. Every teacher, administrator, parent/guardian and other adult involved in the lives of our students shares in the responsibility to ensure that all students meet these expectations.

Promotion Requirements for All Grades
Students must fulfill several requirements to be promoted to the next grade. All students must earn passing grades in certain courses, and maintain good attendance. In some grades, students also have to pass standardized tests in reading and math.

Promotion Requirements for Grade 6
To be promoted to grade 7, students must receive a passing grade in three of the following courses: English Language Arts (ELA)/ESL; Integrated Math 6; Unified Science 1; and Ancient Civilizations of the Old World.

  1. To pass English Language Arts (ELA)/ESL, students must pass course work and earn a passing score on at least one of the following Reading tests:
    • Scholastic Reading Inventory
    • Qualitative Reading Inventory
    • Flynt-Cooter Reading Assessment
  2. To pass math, students must pass course work and pass at least one of the following math tests:
    • BPS Math Assessment
    • BPS Mathematics Tasks

*Students who do not pass both ELA/ESL and math and at least one reading test and one math test must attend the Summer Transition Program.

*Students who do not pass their course work in ELA/ESL and math and pass at least one reading test and one math test by the end of the Summer Transition Program will fail the course(s) for the year and must repeat them.

For more information, please visit the BPS web site.