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Graduation requirements & Grade forgiveness. Grade Forgiveness Credit recovery & accrual W01 – (Credit Deficient) = Credit Accrual/Credit Recovery W08.

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1 Graduation requirements & Grade forgiveness

2 Grade Forgiveness Credit recovery & accrual W01 – (Credit Deficient) = Credit Accrual/Credit Recovery W08 – (GPA Deficient) = Grade Forgiveness/Credit Accrual/Credit Recovery W8A – (Test Deficient)= ACT/SAT/FCAT/EOC W22- (Whereabouts Unknown) = Exit Interview / Secondary and Adult Education Non-Completer Report

3 EXIT INTERVIEW PBSD # 1055 The Student Exit Interview should be completed by the school counselor or designee with the student's participation. A printed copy should be put in the student's Cumulative Record Folder (CRF). A Student Exit Follow-up Survey (PBSD 2237) should be completed three months after the initial interview to encourage dropout retrieval efforts.

4 Graduation requirements Different graduation requirements for 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grade cohorts.

5 cohorts Into 9th CURRENT 9th graders Into 9th CURRENT 10th graders Into 9th CURRENT 11th graders Into 9th CURRENT 12th graders Into 9th CURRENT 5th year seniors

6 sample a14 screen

7 Grade classification GradeNumber of Credits 10 th Minimum of 5 credits 11 th Minimum of 11 credits or FCAT Reading Pass 12 th Minimum of 17 credits

8 If you entered grade 9 in… , , (Current Seniors and Juniors) (Current 10 th Graders) (Current 9 th Graders) Grade Point Average (GPA) 2.0 Community Service 20 hours 24 Credits of Required Courses 1 class must be taken online Language ArtsEnglish I, II, III, and IV Mathematics 1 4 credits (must include Algebra I) 4 credits (must include Algebra I and Geometry) Science 3 credits (physical science, biology, science elective) Social Studies 3 credits (US history, world history, ½ economics, ½ US government) Fine Art1 credit in fine or performing art Physical Education 1 credit (½ PE and ½ personal fitness or 1 credit of HOPE) Electives 3 8 credits Exams Grade 10 FCAT Reading: Grade10 FCAT Math: or ACT/SAT concordant score 4 Grade 10 FCAT 2.0 Reading: Algebra I EOC:

9 State exit Assessments 2009 Cohort 12 th Graders 2010 Cohort 11 th Graders 2011 Cohort 10 th Graders 2012 Cohort 9 th Graders 2013 Cohort 8 th Graders FCAT Reading 1926 (Scale Score 300 or higher) FCAT 2.0 Reading 1926 (Scale Score 300 or higher) FCAT 2.0 Reading Achievement Level 3 or higher FCAT Mathematics 1889 (Scale Score 300 or higher) FCAT Mathematics 1889 (Scale Score of 300 or higher) Algebra I EOC Level 3 or higher Algebra I EOC Level 3 or higher Biology EOC Level 3 or higher Geometry EOC Level 3 or higher

10 concordance Scores Vs. College Ready (WFT Grad Code) Reading SAT 420 ACT 18 Math SAT 340 ACT 15 VS.

11 Florida statutes for grade forgiveness Florida Statute §§ (5)(e) (3)(e) (4)

12 grade forgiveness student progression plan Page H/64 in Student Progression Plan Students may repeat a course taken in grades 9-12 for forgiveness if a grade of F or D is earned in a course. High school courses taken in middle school may be forgiven if a grade of C, D or F is earned subsequently. A course is forgiven only if a student receives a grade of C or higher on a subsequent attempt.

13 grade forgiveness student progression plan A required course may be forgiven by the same or a comparable course taken subsequently. A lower level of the same course is considered comparable because the benchmarks and/or course objectives are similar. A non-specific course requirement may be forgiven by another course within the same subject area. For example, physics may be forgiven by ecology.

14 grade forgiveness student progression plan Any course that is not being used to fulfill a subject area requirement is considered an elective for forgiveness purposes. An elective course may be forgiven by another course taken subsequently. When using a different course to forgive an elective, the same semester in which the previous D or F was earned, does not have to apply.

15 grade forgiveness student progression plan Students earning a grade of D on the repeat effort earn credit for that course; however, the initial failing grade is not forgiven. Students may again choose to repeat the same course, and upon earning a grade of C or higher, all earlier grades will be forgiven. In all cases where courses are forgiven under the provisions above, the initial F or D grade(s) will remain as part of the academic history. Students should be advised that many universities calculate GPAs based on all courses attempted.

16 grade forgiveness procedure PBSD Form This form is completed by the counselor, approved by the principal/designee and processed by the data processors. Original is filed in the students Cumulative Record Folder.

17 reports to be used for possible grade forgiveness Missing Grade Report (JD MTS4625) Sample in folder Shows any missing grades on A12 of any fiscal year Duplicate Course Report (JJ MTS4912 ) Shows all courses that have been taken more than one time Have your data processor contact his or her Field Tech with any questions.

18 dos and donts of grade forgiveness for subject area requirements DODONT Use same semestersForgive 1st semester with 2nd semester or vice/versa Forgive an F or D with an A, B or C Forgive an F with a D Forgive an F, D or C for a high school course taken during middle school. Delete the forgiven grade off the A13 screen Forgive Honors level courses with the equivalent Regular level class. Dont disregard a grade that was too low to use for forgiveness.

19 dos and donts of grade forgiveness for a non-subject area elective DODONT Forgive different semesters Forgive a grade with a class taken previously Forgive honors with regular Forgive an elective course with another elective course taken previously

20 Can these be forgiven? A student in your high school is re-taking Algebra. He earned a C in middle school and a B the second time. Can you forgive the C with a B?

21 YES When a middle school student earns high school credit, they may forgive a C, D or F.

22 Can this be forgiven? A student earns a D in first semester English Honors 9. He subsequently earns a B in second semester English Regular 9. Can this be forgiven?

23 no No, a subject area requirement must use the same semester to forgive a course

24 Can this be forgiven? A student earned an F in Art first semester. He subsequently earns a C in Drivers Ed second semester. Can you forgive the F with a C?

25 YES An elective course may be forgiven by another course taken subsequently. When using a different course to forgive an elective, the same semester in which the previous D or F was earned, does not have to apply.

26 Can this be forgiven? During their senior credit check a student points out to his counselor that he earned a D in Team Sports that he took in 11 th grade and an A in Weight Training that he took in 9 th grade. He wants to forgive the Team Sports grade. Can this be forgiven?

27 no An elective course must be forgiven by another elective course but it must have been taken subsequently NOT previously.

28 Next Steps Run (historical) missing grade report for seniors Run duplicate course report and forgive all applicable grades Run EDW report Graduation Status to locate GPA, credit and test deficient to make a plan for each senior/junior (for example grade forgiveness or credit recovery options)

29 q & a

30 contact information Eunice Vivar Greenfield High School Guidance Specialist Judy Thomas Elementary School Guidance & Graduation Support Program Planner Nancy Reese Assistant Director Safe Schools Keith Oswald Assistant Superintendent Safety, Culture and Learning Environment


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