Integrity Rule - 10023 has been updated to align with to ARS§15-901(A) which defines the allowable age for students to be assigned ungraded (grade UE) as children with disabilities who are at least five years old, but under six years of age by September 1. A designation of UE cannot be given to students who entered kindergarten early (5 years old as of January 1 but after September 1) or to students who are 6 years old or older on January 1.
Students who turn 6 years old before January 1 are ineligible for UE because they are considered first grade or above in accordance with Arizona Constitution Article XI, Section 6, and cannot be reported as ungraded.
Old - 10023 message: Student must be at least 5 years old by January 1st for Ungraded Elementary (UE)
New - 10023 message: Student must be 5 years old on September 1st for Ungraded Elementary (UE)
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