Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Every year children are retained because of teachers' recommendations. When teachers recommend retention, the major reason is that children are having difficulty keeping up with their peers, or they are not functioning at grade level on district or state tests. Teachers may also recommend retention if children are smaller than peers, immature, have a late birthday, have excessive absences as a result of illness, or a move, or when English is a Second Language. This study examined the benefits, problems, as well as alternatives to retention. Conclusions and recommendations were determined based on the written research on retention.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Charles R. May
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©2002 Joni Gunter
Gunter, Joni, "Retention in the primary grades" (2002). Graduate Research Papers. 793.