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Pros and Cons of Grade Retention

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Daniel Dunaway

on 21 April 2014

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Transcript of Pros and Cons of Grade Retention

Introduction
Grade retention means holding a child back in grade preventing him from being promoted with his peers
Why is Retention NOT a good thing?
Students who are Retained have more behavioral problems
Poor educational and employment outcomes
Why is Retention a good thing?
Why is Retention a good thing?
Intensive Intervention
Program that maps out the measures to be taken during the second year in a grade.
Why is Retention a good thing?
Early Intervention Theory
Why is Retention NOT a good thing
Pros and Cons of Grade Retention
Thank you!
Justification for the practice of retaining kindergarteners who are considered to be relatively behind their classmates socially and emotionally.
Predicts a positive effect of retention
Studies have shown that kindergarteners are perhaps too young to be capable of processing conflicting social evaluations.

How do you think Retention can be beneficial
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Why is Retention NOT a good thing?
Use Retention as a last resort
Alternatives to high cost of Retention: Summer school, 1 on 1 tutoring, etc.
40% of retained students learn less in the corresponding grade
How do you think Retention hinders the success of students
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