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ERIC Number: EJ1070338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-3060
Hold Back to Move Forward? Early Grade Retention and Student Misbehavior
Özek, Umut
Education Finance and Policy, v10 n3 p350-377 Sum 2015
Test-based accountability has become the new norm in public education over the last decade. In many states and school districts nationwide, student performance on standardized tests plays an important role in high-stakes decisions, such as grade retention. This study examines the effects of grade retention on student misbehavior in Florida, which requires students with reading skills below grade level to be retained in the third grade. The regression discontinuity estimates suggest that grade retention increases the likelihood of disciplinary incidents and suspensions in the short run, yet these effects dissipate over time. The findings also suggest that these short-term adverse effects are concentrated among economically disadvantaged and male students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 3; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida