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Paeplow, Colleen – Wake County Public School System, 2013
Retention means repeating one or more courses in high school, rather than a full grade. Over 3,500 high school students were retained in 2011-12 in Wake County Public School (WCPSS), with the largest numbers in grades 9 and 10. Some students enter high school below grade level. In 2011-12, half the WCPSS high schools had greater than 30% of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Readiness, Academic Failure, Reading Achievement
Rader, Laura Pope – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Social promotion is an ongoing issue in education and is frequently seen as a dichotomy with retention. While retention is a commonly researched topic, the information regarding the academic and behavioral outcomes of socially promoted students is much sparser. The problem is that many students who are socially promoted into high school after…
Descriptors: Social Promotion, High Stakes Tests, High School Graduates, Graduation Rate
Texas Comprehensive Center, 2010
The transition from eighth grade to high school results in a higher drop-out rate and more grade retentions than any other grade. However, when districts and schools develop and implement a sound transition program, the outcomes for ninth graders are improved. Key points of this briefing paper include the following promising interventions: (1)…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Middle School Students, High School Students, School Counseling
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Bernstein, Larry; Edmunds, Julie; Fesler, Lily – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Students entering high school in 9th grade face a formidable challenge. The transition to high school from 8th grade brings with it increased risks for all students. For example, students in 9th grade are anywhere from three to five times more likely to fail a class than students in any other grade. Similarly, ninth grade retention rates are…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Readiness, High School Students, Student Adjustment