ERIC Number: ED191895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
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Light's Retention Scale [and] Recording Form.
Light, H. Wayne
Light's Retention Scale, consisting of 19 evaluation categories, is designed for use by teachers and school psychologists to determine whether a student should be retained in grade or promoted. Another suggested use is for nonprofessionals to determine what educational and psychological research discloses about a specific retention candidate in grades Kindergarten through 12. A manual accompanying the recording form discusses the justification for including evaluation scale items such as school attendance, intelligence, present level of academic achievement, physical size, student's age, sex of student, previous retention, history of learning disabilities, motivation to complete school tasks, history of delinquency, emotional problems, etc. Numbers representing the scale-item statement most closely describing the retention candidate are assigned to each statement. The circled numbers are totaled; the subjectively assigned results indicate that a low total sum (zero through nine) suggests retention of a student, whereas a high total sum (72 through 92) suggests that a student should not be retained. (RL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Measures (Individuals), Psychological Evaluation, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Promotion
Academic Therapy Publications, 20 Commercial Blvd., Novato, CA 94947 (Manual $3.50, 50 Recording Forms $5.00).
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
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