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ERIC Number: ED228252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-30
Pages: 177
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Retention and Promotion, 1981-82. Final Technical Report.
Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
The Austin Independent School District (AISD) adopted a new and more specific policy about elementary student retention in the 1981-82 school year. Students will be at least 1 year behind in their reading levels at grades 1 through 6 and/or 1 year behind in mathematics competencies at grades 4 through 6 to be considered for retention. Within the district evaluation program, a Retention and Promotion Study found that retainees gained an average of .8 of a grade equivalent year on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) in reading after a year's instruction, and that principals and teachers seemed to emphasize performance in daily work. The Final Report documents and analyzes the ITBS data and a survey of district teachers and principals to determine the effects of the retention policy and to compare the progress of retained students to 1980-81 levels. Policy effects on retention rates and achievement are discussed overall; by grade; and by ethnicity, income level, and other characteristics. Data from student master files, records, and reports; and case studies of 12 retained students are provided in the appendixes. (CM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Iowa Tests of Basic Skills