ERIC Number: ED247310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Retention and Promotion, 1982-83. Final Technical Report.
Schuyler, Nancy Baenen
A new elementary retention policy was implemented in the Austin Independent School District (AISD) in 1981-82. The AISD Board of Trustees requested a three-year study of the impact and effectiveness of the policy. This report describes results from the second year of the study, including the effect of the change in policy on staff development, retention rates, student achievement, and staff and parent attitudes. A summary provides a description of the policy, evaluation focus, results, and implications, focusing on the most important findings of interest to a general audience. Extensive appendices provide technical information on specific questions addressed, methods utilized, and results. These are designed to provide more detailed information and documentation for research and evaluation staff as well as those school district administrators and Board of Trustees members particularly interested in the retention study. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Achievement Gains, Administrator Attitudes, Attendance Patterns, Board of Education Policy, Elementary Education, Grade Repetition, Mathematics Achievement, Minority Groups, Parent Attitudes, Performance Factors, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, Remedial Programs, School Districts, Student Characteristics, Student Promotion, Summer Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Test Results
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Austin Independent School District TX; Iowa Tests of Basic Skills
Note: This paper received the 1984 American Educational Research Association Division H award for Best Policy Study. For related document, see ED 228 252. Some attachments are marginally legible.