ERIC Number: ED332792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Grade Retention and Placement: Considerations for Dropout Prevention.
Certain conclusions can be drawn from the fact that both entering school late and being retained in grade have negative effects on children. Children should start school as soon as they are eligible. Retention should be avoided whenever possible. The best alternative to retention in grade seems to be promotion in combination with individual remediation. If nonpromotion is inevitable, an individual education plan that would be most beneficial to the child should be developed. If possible, a transition class should be offered as an option to grade repetition. The Grade Retention and Placement Evaluation project is briefly discussed. The project was designed to research the attitudes, policies, and practices that cause migrant students to be below modal grade, and develop strategies which would address the phenomenon. Also discussed are extra year and transitional programs and late entry into formal schooling. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Oneonta. Coll. at Oneonta. Eastern Stream Center on Resources and Training.