ERIC Number: ED364590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Historical Retention Report, 1992-93. Publication Number 92.38.
Paredes, Vicente; Sanchez, Mario
Rate of retention in grade is a measure of the number of students who repeat the grade they were in the year before. This report of retention rates is produced annually for the Austin (Texas) Independent School District, but contains information produced after the beginning of the school year and data produced at the end of the school year (potential retainees). The retention rate in the district for all grades in 1992-93 was 3.6. This rate has declined about one-half of 1 percent each year for the last 4 years. While the retention rate for elementary schools and middle schools has been declining for about 6 years, the retention rate for high schools this year broke a 4-year pattern of increase; this year's decline brought the rate back to that of 1989-90. Because the retention of students is not considered consistent with the district's goals for all students, alternatives to retention are recommended. Eight figures (largely graphs) and 21 charts illustrate current and past retention rates. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade Repetition, Graphs, Low Achievement, School Districts, School Statistics, Secondary School Students, Student Promotion, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.