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Thomas, Anne Hill – OSSC Bulletin, 1992
This bulletin examines some questions that arise when children are not ready for promotion: Should they be retained? Who decides? Are there alternatives to retention? What is the effect of retention on the student? Despite research limitations, those who examine the studies on grade repetition say they show that grade retention does not have a…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Accountability, Board of Education Policy, Cost Effectiveness
O'Connor, Patrick – OSSC Bulletin, 1985
Spurred by a national dropout rate of 25 percent, educators are examining causes of leaving school early, identifying high risk students, and devising student retention programs. This paper profiles the potential dropout, describes 10 characteristics of effective student retention programs, and describes three exemplary programs in Colorado,…
Descriptors: Alienation, Continuation Students, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Research