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ERIC Number: ED468129
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 24
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Retention Issues and Policy.
Rosado, Kathy
Retaining students in New York City public schools is an intensely debated issue. Each year an increasing number of students are retained in grade. The objective of this paper is to analyze the New York City Board of Education promotion policy as a way to assess whether and how it is being implemented. Current research and a teacher-made survey are utilized as means to examine retention as an effective resource for failing students. Additionally, alternative measures that may best serve students who are in need of academic assistance are explored. Intervention service as an alternative to retention is suggested as an effective method for dealing with the problem, as supported by the literature and survey. (Contains an outline of New York City Board of Education Chancellor's Regulation on promotion policies; a statistical representation of the New York City Board of Education Promotion Standards, grades 3-12; eight survey questions; summaries of survey questions, including a list of concerns and recommendations; and 11 references.) (Author/WFA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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