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State Information Request: Third-grade retention (archive)

A legislative research analyst requested information regarding third-grade retention to assist while preparing an analysis for legislation on the topic. Our response outlined current policies as well as some research on the topic, both in favor of, and in opposition to, retention. To provide timely assistance to our constituents, State Information Requests are typically completed in 24 hours. They reflect an issue scan versus a comprehensive analysis.


Feb. 1, 2016

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