Failing Our Children – Finding Alternatives to In-Grade Retention

Pam McCollum, Ph.D., Albert Cortez, Ph.D., Oanh H. Maroney, M.A., & Felix Montes, Ph.D.


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This policy brief presents an in-depth look at the issue of in-grade retention (particularly in Texas), reviews research that finds this practice to be ineffective, and outlines alternatives to both retention and social promotion. Part of a series on key issues in education developed by the IDRA Institute for Policy and Leadership, this brief includes policy recommendations, findings at a glance, the national scene, a look back at Texas, findings examined (including alternatives to retention), and interviews of school personnel.



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Available online only (free). (No ISBN; 34 Pages; 1999)