(a)  Unless exempted pursuant to Paragraph (b) of this Rule, all students with disabilities shall participate in the statewide student accountability promotion standards for elementary, middle, and high school levels.

(b)  Students with disabilities may be exempted from the statewide student accountability promotion standards by the IEP team, including the principal or school district representative. These students shall demonstrate evidence of progress on alternate assessments. Alternate assessments shall be performance measures that assess the educational progress of students with disabilities who are unable to participate in the general large-scale assessment system even when accommodations are provided to the student.

(c)  All interventions/remediation and other opportunities, benefits and resources that are made available to students without disabilities shall be made available to students with disabilities who participate in the student promotion standards. All services offered shall be in addition to the special education services provided to the student.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 115C-12(9b); 115C-81(b)(4); N.C. Constitution, Article IX, Sec. 5;

Eff. December 1, 1999;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2005.