ERIC Number: ED450297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Assessment of Plans for Eliminating Social Promotion (Implications for Counseling and Guidance).
A major reason for social promotion has been to avoid feelings of failure on the part of the student who has been failed in the past. Failure to achieve academically has meant that the involved student repeats a grade. Feelings of failure make for an inadequate self-concept and might well involve future failure in life. This paper examines which plans might be followed to avoid or minimize social promotion in the different grade levels of public schools. Several types of extra assistance in the classroom are discussed, including additional help from the classroom teacher, after school instruction, holding students back for another year, and utilizing Multiple Intelligences theory and Learning Styles theory in student assessment. Issues related to using student scores on standardized tests and other approaches that place pressure on teachers to have students achieve at a higher rate are discussed. (MKA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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