ERIC Number: ED239369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Setting the Standard: The Characteristics & Consequences of Alternative Student Promotional Policies. Executive Summary.
Labaree, David F.
Highlighting significant findings and discussing the debate between merit promotion and social promotion, this executive summary presents the main findings and concepts detailed in a larger report on student promotion standards in American education. It outlines the movement toward developing higher promotion standards and summarizes studies of the five school systems evaluated for the report. It concludes by stating that, in the absence of evidence showing one form of promotional policy to be most effective, the choice of merit promotion or social promotion must be made on the basis of social values. (MD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational History, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade Repetition, Social Promotion, Social Values, Student Placement, Student Promotion
Citizen's Committee on Public Education in Philadelphia, 311 South Juniper Street, Room 1006, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (single copies free; quantity requests by arrangement).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Samuel S. Fels Fund, Philadelphia, PA.; Philadelphia Foundation, PA.
Authoring Institution: Citizens Committee on Public Education in Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: Merit Promotion
Note: For the full report, see EA 016 327.