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Guevremont, Anne; Roos, Noralou P.; Brownell, Marni – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2007
Data from a population-based repository in Manitoba showed that students who are male, young for grade, and in Grades 1, 2, 7, and 8 were the most likely to be retained. After controlling for key student factors including socioeconomic status, school changes, and key school characteristics including stability of the student body, retention was a…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Foreign Countries, School Holding Power, Gender Differences
Hanushek, Eric A.; Rivkin, Steven G. – Education Working Paper Archive, 2007
Substantial uncertainty exists about the impact of school quality on the black-white achievement gap. Our results, based on both Texas Schools Project (TSP) administrative data and the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey (ECLS), differ noticeably from other recent analyses of the black-white achievement gap by providing strong evidence that…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Academic Achievement, Racial Differences, African American Students
Walking Eagle, Karen P.; Miller, Tiffany D.; Cooc, North; LaFleur, Jennifer; Reisner, Elizabeth R. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2009
New Jersey After 3 (NJ After 3) is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to expand and improve afterschool opportunities for New Jersey's youth. Using both public and private resources, it supports a network of youth-service providers that deliver afterschool services based on NJ After 3's program model. Under an agreement with NJ…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness, Program Content, Nonprofit Organizations