Lincoln Preparatory School
The April Dunn Act (formerly Act 833) provides alternative pathways for grade promotion and graduation for students with disabilities who have not passed standardized tests. It allows the IEP team to decide on an individual set of performance criteria for a student to meet graduation requirements.
It can allow some students who struggle with state assessments to meet the graduation requirements with their own criteria instead of having to pass the LEAP 2025 assessments. A student can qualify for this in 9th grade, depending on their LEAP scores from 6th, 7th and 8th grades.
The IEP team will determine April Dunn Act eligibility when a student:
The April Dunn Act states that within 30 days of an eligible student entering a course, the IEP team must establish individual performance criteria, or IEP goals and objectives, for the course. Individual performance criteria cannot be established past this deadline.
As a parent of a child with a disability, there are actions that can be taken to ensure the child is examined for eligibility for the April Dunn Act, and the IEP team applies the provisions of the Act in a timely manner—while upholding rigorous and high expectations.
For more information regarding the April Dunn Act, contact:
Pupil Appraisal Coordinator/Compliance
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