children benefit by being retained. (Should have no 5’s circled on the recording form.) 9 – Good retention candidate. When a child within this range is retained . This new edition of the Light’s Retention Scale includes over quality research studies on school grade retention. An analysis of these studies produced Light’s Retention Scale is a research-based tool to aid school administrators in making the decision about whether to promote or retain a student.

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It can retentino completed quickly, is simple to interpret, and offers all the information needed for those involved in making a critical decision to feel confident that they have done the right thing for their student. However, these stories are in the minority. It is important to remember that uncompleted written assignments are rehention proof that a child is not learning. Until the root causes of a child’s academic problem are found, retention will not only be wasted, but permanently damaging.

A 2-day workshop designed to provide clinical training. If any one of these does not, it is doomed.

The root causes behind lack of success in school are not easily discovered. The fallout from this decision will have a lasting impact on the child.

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The research in this area indicates that the highest number of retentions turn out to leave scars that do not heal easily. Would you like to purchase the product anyway? New edition now available. This publication, or parts thereof, may not be reproduced in any form without written permission of the author. I wish it were that simple. Once the root causes are identified, a plan can be developed.


How do I know if that’s the best thing to do? Now principals and administrators have help in how to guide the team deciding whether to retain a student. People often say, “Let’s retain this child.

Show parents that the decision is based on best practices and research. These kids are not part of “organized crime” but are children who are damaged, discouraged, or disenchanted with the possibilities of success in school. Remember me on this computer. Retention is rarely a solution for under-achievement problems. Do not consider retention until this step has been achieved. It provides an xcale of the advantages and disadvantages of grade retention for a given child because it is based upon the needs of the child in that specific setting.

Provide legal justification for retention or promotion. Have the root causes of the problem been discovered? Replace will replace any items in your current shopping cart. Please login to verify purchasing qualifications. Wayne Light, PhD enlarge image.

It is important that child, parent, and teacher each feels good about the retention. It is effective only when all of the following questions can be answered with a resounding YES. Needless to say, Dr. Causes and Curesis an excellent source to help parents and teachers work together to determine the causes of the underachievement.

The decision may be difficult for the parents and the child, and the principal can help the family adapt to the decision. Demonstrate that your school staff follow the highest standards.

I have seen many children score high on achievement tests detention the end of a year even though they have a history of not completing their written work.

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Directory of Sensory Integration Certified Therapists. This useful scale is an economical way to arrive at a sound decision regarding grade retention—a decision that takes into account the particular situation and the needs of the individual student. Many students who become candidates for retention are the ones who either fail or refuse to turn in written assignments.


Has an effective plan of treatment been developed and accepted by both the professionals and the parents? Rettention usually includes changes in family patterns at home, strong cooperation between school and home, some individual counseling for the child, as retsntion as different teaching and relationship strategies at school.

There is no media. Add to cart Add to Wishlist Please login to add to wishlist. Does the Light’s Retention Scale indicate the child is a good candidate for retention? I hear this question over and over each retenhion.

It is especially important for the ertention to feel good about this decision. Register For New Account. Intervention Resources There are no related products.

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rerention Helps educators evaluate the pros and cons of grade retention for particular students. Educational Assessment Service, Inc. It’s a time of shattered dreams. This is a major frustration for teachers. By Age Range 0 to 5 years 6 to 12 years 13 to 18 years 19 years and up.

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Concentration and Focus is a new category added to the scale.