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Is retention really beneficial? Countless research studies have concluded that retention is not effective and should not be advised. Other research points to benefits for certain subsets of students. Under which circumstances can retention be suggested to lower elementary teachers as a reasonably good idea?

Educators looking to make responsible decisions regarding retention in grades K-3 should consider the circumstances presented here. Alternatives to retention are also proposed.

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4-26-2017 4:00 PM

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4-26-2017 5:45 PM

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To Retain or Not to Retain? Important Characteristics to Consider Before Making the Decision

Is retention really beneficial? Countless research studies have concluded that retention is not effective and should not be advised. Other research points to benefits for certain subsets of students. Under which circumstances can retention be suggested to lower elementary teachers as a reasonably good idea?

Educators looking to make responsible decisions regarding retention in grades K-3 should consider the circumstances presented here. Alternatives to retention are also proposed.