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ERIC Number: EJ410221
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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Synthesis of Research on Grade Retention.
Shepard, Lorrie A.; Smith, Mary Lee
Educational Leadership, v47 n8 p84-88 May 1990
Although grade retention is widely practiced, it does not help children catch up or prevent school dropouts. In one study, children rated the prospect of flunking a grade as more stressful than wetting in class or being caught stealing. Remediation and other within-grade instructional efforts have a more positive success rate. Includes 16 references. (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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