ERIC Number: ED428088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
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Longitudinal Patterns of School Success among Academically High and Low Risk Tenth Graders.
Griswold, Philip A.; Patterson, Jeffrey W.
The Ashland City School District (Ohio) conducted a study to identify possible reasons for the academic failure of 10th graders. Forty-eight high risk students who had failed to pass one or more subtests of the Ohio Proficiency Test were compared with 48 students who had passed all subtests in eighth grade and were considered low risk academically. Findings suggested that indicators reflecting regular attendance in school were unrelated to academic risk in 10th grade. Results also suggested that academic risk was related to retention in kindergarten, confirming that retention did not have long-term benefits. The high-risk students were at risk academically in the third grade, and they were never able to catch up. Letter grades and achievement tests were useful for identifying these students early. Findings further indicate that the intervention strategies used for high-risk students need to be reviewed. (Contains 12 figures and 8 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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