Title 20, Chapter 2, Section 284
(a) No later than July 1, 2003, each local board of education shall develop and adopt a placement and promotion policy in accordance with the criteria established by the State Board of Education as provided in Code Section 20-2-283 and consistent with the Georgia Academic Placement and Promotion Policy.
(b) Except for those criterion-referenced assessments specified in Code Section 20-2-283, the placement and promotion policy as developed and adopted by each local board of education shall state how the criterion-referenced competency tests administered under Code Section 20-2-281 for grades one through eight will be weighted or otherwise utilized by the school principal or the principal's designee in determining the overall academic achievement of a student and an appropriate plan of accelerated, differentiated, or additional instruction, placement, promotion, or retention of a student.
(c) To assist each local board of education, the State Board of
Education shall develop a model placement and promotion policy which
may be utilized by a local board of education.