The new kids test requirements have been being used for the last several months, but they have now been added to the site under the “Children’s Belt Requirements” link. They are also now in pdf format so you can download them for off-line viewing or printing.
As for the actual requirements, not much has really changed; this is more-so an explicit publication of the requirements. The old documented standard was not very explicit and caused some confusion. The biggest changes are 1) no more pending, and 2) a change to the belt colors themselves. #1 is a tough one. In the past, a student had 3 possible outcomes from a test: Pass, Pend, or Fail. Pass and Fail are pretty obvious, but pend caused a lot of heartache; so we got rid of it.
An important thing to note here, since failures will now be much more common, is that a student DOES NOT have to re-pay for a test that they failed. This has always been the policy, but some people that had never failed/had a child fail a test were concerned about this.
The new belt ranks are as followed (top to bottom, left to right)
|Yellow w/White Stripe||Yellow||Yellow w/Black Stripe|
|Orange w/White Stripe||Orange||Yellow w/Orange Stripe|
|Green w/White Stripe||Green||Green w/Black Stripe|
|Brown w/White Stripe||Brown||Brown w/Black Stripe|
|Black w/White Stripe||Black w/Green Stripe||Black w/Brown Stripe|