DOI: 10.1177/019263650108562904
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Abstract: The practice of student retention has always been a controversial method of remediation. Consequently, with opponents of the practice arguing that retention is an ineffective alternative for at-risk youth and advocates charging that social promotion amounts to a failure to enforce meaningful academic standards, the courts have become involved in litigation concerning this issue. This article reviews several retention-related court decisions nationwide and suggests 10 best practices that school administrators c… Show more

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