A research-based tool that lets you and your staff make informed decisions.
Although most educational and psychological research confirms that grade retention is rarely a positive intervention, there are some children that do better if they are retained. For these students, retention is both necessary and beneficial. Determining if grade retention will be a positive or negative intervention may be difficult for the parents. However, the LRS will assist the family in adapting to the decision. What is perhaps more important is that the principal can help to insure that the educational opportunities available during the retention year are appropriate and are implemented with fidelity.
These pros and cons are common statements issued by fellow educators about the subject of retention in general.
For a full review of the literature, see the Light’s Retention Scale Manual.