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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Light warns us there is much to be considered before making the crucial decision to retain. Csale will add to the items in your current shopping cart. Wayne Light, PhD enlarge image. I just don’t know about that. Show parents scxle the decision is based on best practices and research.

Have comprehensive information for counseling students and parents. If any one of these questions receives a negative answer, forget about the retention until all six questions receive a resounding YES.

Does Repeating a Grade Ever Work by Dr. Sylvia Rimm

The decision to retain a student is a decision that must not be made lightly. Would you like to purchase the product anyway? These kids are not part of “organized crime” but are children who are damaged, discouraged, or disenchanted with the possibilities of success in school. If we buy into this way of thinking, it means we believe the child has all the abilities and skills needed to be successful, has no self-concept problems, is not dealing with any emotional issues, and just wants to be unsuccessful in school and in life.

We have seen good results, with lives changed for the better, in cases where children have been retained appropriately. A 2-day workshop designed to provide clinical training. While not a standardized test, this is an excellent counseling and decision-making tool. WPS Authors Meet our distinguished researchers and authors.


Has an effective plan of treatment been developed and accepted by both the professionals and the parents? For some students, retention is both necessary and beneficial. Directory of Sensory Integration Certified Therapists. Now principals and administrators have help in how to guide the team deciding whether to retain a scwle. He has developed a scale that is very helpful when parents and professionals work together to make the retention decision.

It’s a time reteniton shattered dreams. Many students who become candidates for retention are the ones who either fail or refuse to turn in written assignments. For More Information, Contact: Needless to say, Dr. This publication, or parts thereof, may not be reproduced in any form without written permission of the author.

The decision may be difficult for the parents and the child, retentiom the principal can help the family adapt to the decision. It provides an understanding 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.

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It usually includes changes in family patterns at home, strong cooperation between school and home, some individual counseling for the child, as well as different teaching and relationship strategies at school. Profes-sionals just recently have discovered that 97 percent of the children who avoid their schoolwork have problems related to self-concept or loghts problems with emotional overlays.

Report any problems with this site to Webmaster sylviarimm. Helps educators evaluate the pros and cons of grade retention for reteniton students. Once the root causes are identified, a plan can be developed. Does the school feel tetention about the retention?

This scale looks at age, sex, knowledge of the English language, physical size, present grade placement, previous retention, brothers and sisters, parents’ school participation, child’s life experiences, family moves, school attendance, intelligence, history of learning disabilities, present level of academic achievement, student’s attitude about possible retention, student’s interest in schoolwork, immature behavior, emotional problems, and history of serious behavior problems.


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Light’s Rentention Scale | Grade Retention

Light’s Rentention Scale Grade Retention. I have seen many children score high on achievement tests at the end of lghts year even though they have a history of not completing their written work. Have the root causes of the problem been discovered? The root causes behind lack of success in school are not easily discovered. Sylvia Rimm’s book, Underachievement Syndrome: Do you and your staff know the answers? It’s parents agonizing over the welfare of their kids. I wish it were that simple. It’s also time for some very serious decision making for both school personnel and parents.

A principal can help to insure that the educational opportunities available during the retention year are appropriate and are implemented with fidelity.

I want him to do well in school, but this has to be a terrible blow to his self-confidence, and it’s hard enough to reetention him thinking positively about school.

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If any one of these regention not, it is doomed. New edition now available. It is effective only when all of the following questions can be answered with a resounding YES.

I hear this lightd over and over each spring. Do the parents feel good about the retention? How do I know if that’s the best thing to do?

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