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To Retain or Not? [microform] : There Is No Question / Barbara H. Harvey
Bib ID 5569390
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Harvey, Barbara H
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1994 
26 p. 
Summary

Student retention has been a divisive educational question since the turn of the century. And although early educators found that retention was not particularly effective, they continued using it because their options were limited. Today, educators have many options to retention. Using the database from Project STAR, a study explored the common demographic characteristics and school types of retained kindergartners and first graders. Also, the study examined the effect of class size on the academic achievement of retained kindergartners and first graders. Retained students' achievement scores in reading and math on the Stanford Achievement and the Basic Skills First tests were analyzed in three class sizes: small (13-17 students), regular (21-25 students), and regular with an aide. The average kindergarten and first grade retainee was poor, white, male, and attended a rural school. Class size was unsuccessful in remediating student achievement despite the fact that new enrollees in small classes outscored their peers in larger classes. It is clear that retention does not achieve its goals and is more expensive than remedial services. (Contains 16 references.) (JPT)

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ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (San Francisco, CA, February 1994).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Academic Failure.  |  Class Size.  |  Grade Repetition.  |  Primary Education.  |  Program Effectiveness.  |  Public Schools.  |  Student Development.  |  Student Teacher Achievement Ratio Project TN
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.  |  Reports, Research.
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