ERIC Number: EJ342574
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Synthesis of Research on School Readiness and Kindergarten Retention.
Shepard, Lorrie A.; Smith, Mary Lee
Educational Leadership, v44 n3 p78-86 Nov 1986
Summarizes school readiness and retention research issues, including youngest first graders' performance, entrance age policies, voluntary decisions to wait an extra year, assessment of children's readiness, and the negative effects of kindergarten and first-grade retention. Concludes that age disadvantages are seldom serious and usually disappear by the third grade. Cites 52 references. (MLHH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers; Researchers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related articles, see EA 520 512-515 (this issue).