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Keywords

Grade repetition;

Abstract

This literature review examines the subject of grade level retention. A comprehensive overview of the history, trends, and current practices involving retention will provide the background to the research base. Looking at the common reasons students are retained and the short and long-term effects of retention decisions will help answer the question of whether retention research guides school practice. Alternative solutions that can be implemented in lieu of grade level retention or social promotion practices will also be addressed. The majority of grade level retention and social promotion researchers found the practices of retention and social promotion to be unfavorable. Yet there were some researchers that provided a reasonable doubt that those practices may benefit some students.

Year of Submission

2007

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Deborah L. Tidwell

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Date Original

2007

Object Description

1 PDF file (42 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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