So this just doesn't happen only at EIS.
newsobserver.com | Local & State: "Most pupils who fail tests move up
Despite a state policy, many N.C. students who fail end-of-grade tests are promoted anyway
Todd Silberman, Staff Writer
The theory sounds simple enough: Students who fail end-of-grade tests in reading, math or both shouldn't automatically be promoted to the next grade.
In practice, more and more North Carolina students are being promoted anyway -- despite a strict rule intended to keep schools from passing students from grade to grade because of age instead of achievement.
Of nearly 4,000 North Carolina fifth-graders who failed one or both tests last year, about 3,500 were promoted to the next grade."