ERIC Number: ED272450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Student Accountability and Course Repetition. What Works Best?
Pfeifer, Joselle Davis
This paper describes a research study on promotion with reservation, in which students are accountable for their course work and must repeat courses they have failed. Subjects of the study were seventh and eighth grade students at Scenic Junior High School, Oregon. These students failed required courses during the school year 1983-84 and chose among the course repetition options to: (1) repeat the course immediately; (2) wait one semester before repeating the course; (3) attend summer school; (4) repeat with the same instructor; and (5) repeat with a different instructor. Background information is provided on the school curriculum and literature on the subject of in-grade retention. Charts provide information on the failure patterns of the students and the success rate of students who repeated courses. Findings indicated that the success rate of students in summer school was higher than that of students repeating courses during the regular school year. There was little difference in the success rate of students who repeated a course with the same teacher and those who repeated with a different teacher. Some recommendations are made on accommodating the needs of seventh and eighth grade students who fail core courses. (JD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Research Report for Masters of Science in Education, Southern Oregon State College.