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ERIC Number: ED539145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Third-Grade Retention in 2004. Research Brief. Volume 0404
Froman, Terry; Luzon-Canasi, Angela
Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Beginning in the 2002-03 school year, the revised Florida School Code required 3rd grade students to demonstrate reading proficiency by scoring at level 2 or higher on the reading portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). If not, the student must be retained, unless exempted from mandatory retention for special circumstances referred to as "good cause." These new requirements have had considerable impact on the retention rates in M-DCPS. This paper presents a brief look at the 3rd grade retention rates for 2003-04, comparing previous years' rates and subgroups' rates disaggregated by ethnicity, free/reduced lunch status, and English proficiency levels.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Research Services
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test