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ERIC Number: EJ359345
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
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What Doesn't Work: Explaining Policies of Retention in the Early Grades.
Smith, Mary L.; Shepard, Lorrie A.
Phi Delta Kappan, v69 n2 p129-34 Oct 1987
Retention practices are poorly documented yet the most comprehensive research on retention (Holmes and Mathews) shows that children who repeat a grade make less progress than similar children who are promoted. Explores the contradiction existing between school reform policy and actual retention practice. (MD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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