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Document Number: 5098

Ending Social Promotion: The Effects of Retention - This report examines whether retention had a positive impact on studentsí achievement growth. The authors found little evidence that low-performing 3rd-grade students who were retained did better than their counterparts who were promoted. At the 6th-grade level, the study says retention was detrimental to student achievement growth. The report represents the culmination of a six-year study on Chicago's efforts to end social promotion. (Jenny Nagaoka and Melissa Roderick, Consortium on Chicago School Research, March 2004)...


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