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Document Number: 3240

The Grade Retention vs. Social Promotion Trap: Finding Alternatives that Work - This manual is designed to educate school board members on issues related to retention and social promotion. It offers an introduction to the issues and attempts to summarize what research says about the effectiveness of promotion/retention practices. In addition, the manual provides an overview of available strategies for assisting low-performing students. (Lisa A. Banicky and Helen K. Foss, Delaware Education Research and Development Center, 1999) ...

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