A research-based tool that lets you and your staff make informed decisions.
The answers to these questions are found in the LRS.
Should a student who went to preschool be promoted or retained?
In what grades is retention most appropriate?
Are there any concerns about retaining a student who is older than most classmates?
Is a student who is smaller than classmates a good candidate for retention?
Should students be retained more than once?
When are limited English language skills a good reason for grade retention?
When siblings are close in age, does retention pose a risk to family stability?
Do students who fall behind due to frequent family moves benefit from retention?
What about students who miss so much class work? Will they benefit from retention?
Should you promote students who are immature, but performing academically as well as their classmates?
Does grade retention affect parents’ school participation?
Is it best to promote a student who is uncomfortable with the idea of retention?
Will retention increase a disinterested student’s hostility and chance of truancy?
Will retention assist or harm a student who has serious emotional difficulties?
Should students with oppositional or aggressive behaviors be retained?
Why should students with learning disabilities usually be promoted even if they have a history of academic failure?
When is retention appropriate for students with ADHD?
Are students with above average intelligence good candidates for retention?
Can a student who is performing several years below grade level catch up when retained?
If not, you need Light’s Retention Scales to aid you in your retention decision.