ERIC Number: ED263667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
A Longitudinal Study of the Effects of Retention/Promotion on Academic Achievement.
Peterson, Sarah E.; And Others
This study examined the long-term effect of retention/promotion decisions on the academic achievement of primary grade students. First, second, and third grade retainees were matched on several variables with same-age students who were not retained. Results indicated that retained students significantly improve their relative class standing by the end of the retained year, and in some cases they maintain this advantage over a two-year period; however, after three years there are no differences between retained and promoted students. Comparison of same grade level performance indicated that second and third grade retainees acquire more information, as measured by standardized tests, than their promoted counterparts, although this acquisition is delayed one year. Tables and charts are included. (Author/TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED491697
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985).