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The Implications Of Retention In Schools

7 Questions On Student Retention Answered

Student retention is a process in which a teacher believes that it would benefit a student for one reason or another to keep them in the same grade for two consecutive years. Retaining a student is not an easy decision and should not be taken ligh...

Retention In School - Definition, Description, Common Problems

According to the National Association of School Psychologists, in 2003 as many as 15 per cent or more than 2.4 million American students are held back and repeat a grade each year. Other studies have found that between 30 per cent and 50 per cent ...

Repeating A Grade

Teachers and parents are sometimes faced with the question of whether to have a child repeat a grade because he seems unprepared to learn the mate­rial in the next grade. When making this decision, keep in mind that research shows that low-achievi...

Holding Kids Back A Grade

I am sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, but my professional opinion from what you have told me is that holding your daughter back is not a good idea. Having a child repeat kindergarten or first grade is generally fine, but by second grade it r...

Playing Catch Up: Should Students Repeat A Grade At School?

Making students repeat a year when they’re not doing well socially or academically is not uncommon in Australia. About 8-10% of students repeat a grade at some point in school life. But there is a major assumption underlying the practice – it is t...

The Real Deal On Repeating A Grade

If you have to repeat a grade, you might be thinking: "Is everyone really moving on without me?" Repeating a grade might make you sad, angry, or both. It can be stressful. You might be upset because you won't be in class with all of your friends. ...

Repeating A Grade: The Pros And Cons

Has anyone at school talked to you about retaining your child in the same grade? Have you been thinking about whether your child should be promoted on to the next grade level? Grade retention is a very difficult and emotionally charged decision. I...

Does Student Retention Work?

Every March, I get a slew of new referrals for testing students for learning disabilities, ADHD, and other disabilities, as the sheer panic of “What is going to happen to this student in X+1 grade???” (Where X is the child’s current grade, plus on...

Retention - What Does The Research Say?

My son is in a special education kindergarten program. When I went to a meeting at the school to plan for next year, I was told he does not qualify for placement in a regular first grade class. They say if he is promoted to first grade, he will fl...

Making Retention A Last Resort

Too often, educators find themselves choosing between social promotion and retention, when neither benefits children. Some districts have found that intensive intervention in the early grades can eliminate the choice between two unappealing options.

How To Decide If Your Child Should Repeat A Grade

There is much controversy on the topic of grade retention. For some children it is very beneficial and for others it makes the problem worse. Look at how your child is doing academically. If he/she is just a little behind or struggling in...

The Parental Push To Repeat A Grade

When Courtney Vice saw her daughter Ana struggling with math and playground friendships in second grade, she did everything she could to help, encouraging her and practicing math problems with her at home. But Ana, a shy child, had trouble with th...

How To Cope With Repeating A Grade

We all make mistakes in life and sometimes fall off the wagon. Having to repeat a grade is no exception ...Take it seriously. Failure is a fact of life, something that we all must face sometimes - you're never alone. Stand strong and never give up...

Preparing A Child To Repeat A Grade In School

Explaining to your child that she needs to repeat the current grade in school is a difficult conversation for any parent. No parent wants to tell their child that she have failed. Here are some ways to make a difficult discussion easier.

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Intervention Beats Retention!

What works best - intervention methodologies to serve as remedial measures or retention which demotivates? Watch this video to find out more.

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The Implications Of Retention In Schools

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What are the pros and cons of a child repeating a grade? Read on to find out.