ERIC Number: ED380469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Historical Retention Report, 1993-94.
A report of retention rates is produced at the end of each school year in the Austin Independent School District (AISD), Texas. Information is gathered after the beginning of the school year to reflect counts of actual retainees from the previous year. Overall retention rates for the beginning of the 1993-94 school year are: (1) elementary, 0.5%; (2) middle school, 2.8%; (3) high school, 14.6%; and (4) school system overall, 4.3%. Retention rates for elementary and middle schools continue to decline, but the rate for high schools continues to increase, causing a rise in the district-wide rate. Implications of retention are discussed, arguing that retention of students is not consistent with the strategic objective that every student will function at the highest possible level of achievement. Alternatives to retention are recommended. Five appendixes contain supplemental information and background materials. Seven figures and 21 retention charts present study findings. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.