ERIC Number: ED312348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Retention Patterns in the Los Angeles Unified School District, 1983-84. Publication No. 456.
Joubert, Lionel; Weisbender, Leo
This report provides information on the number and percentage of students retained in grade during the 1983-84 school term in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Data were analyzed from reports filed by all principals and from the LAUSD Racial and Ethnic Survey, Fall 1983. Children's centers, adult schools, occupational centers, and development centers for the handicapped were not included. Results are reported by sex, grade level, and ethnicity. The following major findings are reported: (1) in June 1983, more students (31,161) were retained in grade than in the previous four years; (2) more males (59 percent) than females were retained regardless of grade or ethnicity; (3) retention rates for secondary students (grades 7-12) were higher than for elementary students (K-6); (4) most elementary students were retained in grade 1; and (5) more students were retained in grade 10 than in any other grade. Statistical data are included on five tables. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Research and Evaluation Branch.