Promotion Standards

Students must pass ALL core classes with more than 70% of all standards for each subject mastered.

  • Students must have 95% attendance.
  • Students should score 60% or higher on BM#4 or the Summer School EOC Test.
  • Students must receive recommendation for promotion from their grade level team and principal, based on satisfactory classroom performance throughout the current academic school year.

5th Grade Reading Expectations for Promotion

Fountas and Pinnell Scores

Lexile Scores (SRI)

August

December

March

August

December

March

S

T/U

V/W

650

725

775-800

Grading Policy

We will be implementing standards based grading this year in 5th grade. Standards-based grading communicates how students are performing on a set of clearly defined learning targets called standards. The purpose of standards-based grading is to identify what a student knows, or is able to do, in relation to pre-establish learning targets, as opposed to simply averaging grades/scores over the course of a grading period. Next to each standard on the report card you will see one of the following letters;



Mastered (M)

I understand the learning standard and I can discuss and apply it with accuracy. A score of 80% or higher


Progressing (P)

I understand some of the learning target, but I need more practice and support to avoid making errors. A score of 70-79%.


Not Mastered (NM)

I don’t understand enough of the learning target to discuss it or use what I know correctly. A score of 69% or below.

Introduced (I)

Introduced but not yet assessed


University Academy does not offer social promotion.  At every grade level, there are specific requirements for promotion to the next grade. (2019-2020 Parent-Student Handbook)  

Students must pass all core classes. (Communication Arts and Math). Students must be reading and comprehending at or above grade level by the end of the academic year as measured by the Fountas & Pinnell Running Record, FAST, and/or SRI. 
Students must receive recommendation for promotion by their grade level team and principal, based on satisfactory classroom performance throughout the current academic school year. 
Note: Administration must approve the final decision. 
Students must pass all core classes. (Communication Arts and Math). Students must be reading and comprehending at or above grade level by the end of the academic year as measured by the Fountas & Pinnell Running Record, FAST, and/or SRI. 
Students must receive recommendation for promotion by their grade level team and principal, based on satisfactory classroom performance throughout the current academic school year. 
Note: Administration must approve the final decision. 
Students must pass all core classes. (Communication Arts and Math). Students must be reading and comprehending at or above grade level by the end of the academic year as measured by the Fountas & Pinnell Running Record, FAST, and/or SRI. 
Students must receive recommendation for promotion by their grade level team and principal, based on satisfactory classroom performance throughout the current academic school year. 
Note: Administration must approve the final decision. 
Students must pass all core classes. (Communication Arts and Math). Students must be reading and comprehending at or above grade level by the end of the academic year as measured by the Fountas & Pinnell Running Record, FAST, and/or SRI. 
Students must receive recommendation for promotion by their grade level team and principal, based on satisfactory classroom performance throughout the current academic school year. 
Note: Administration must approve the final decision. 

PROMOTION STANDARDS Students must pass ALL core classes with more than 70% of all standards for each subject mastered.

Students must have 95% attendance.

Students should score 60% or higher on BM#4 or the Summer School EOC Test.

Students must receive recommendation for promotion from their grade level team and principal, based on satisfactory classroom performance throughout the current academic school year.


5th Grade Reading Expectations for Promotion

Fountas and Pinnell Scores

Lexile Scores (SRI)

August

December

March

August

December

March

S

T/U

V/W

650

725

775-800



PROMOTION STANDARDS Students must pass ALL core classes with more than 70% of all standards for each subject mastered.

Students must have 95% attendance.

Students should score 60% or higher on BM#4 or the Summer School EOC Test.

Students must receive recommendation for promotion from their grade level team and principal, based on satisfactory classroom performance throughout the current academic school year.


5th Grade Reading Expectations for Promotion

Fountas and Pinnell Scores

Lexile Scores (SRI)

August

December

March

August

December

March

S

T/U

V/W

650

725

775-800



PROMOTION STANDARDS Students must pass ALL core classes with more than 70% of all standards for each subject mastered.

Students must have 95% attendance.

Students should score 60% or higher on BM#4 or the Summer School EOC Test.

Students must receive recommendation for promotion from their grade level team and principal, based on satisfactory classroom performance throughout the current academic school year.


5th Grade Reading Expectations for Promotion

Fountas and Pinnell Scores

Lexile Scores (SRI)

August

December

March

August

December

March

S

T/U

V/W

650

725

775-800