Meta-analysis of Grade Retention Research: Implications for Practice in the 21st Century

@article{Jimerson2001MetaanalysisOG,
  title={Meta-analysis of Grade Retention Research: Implications for Practice in the 21st Century},
  author={Shane R. Jimerson},
  journal={School Psychology Review},
  year={2001},
  volume={30},
  pages={420 - 437}
}
  • S. Jimerson
  • Published 22 June 2001
  • Psychology
  • School Psychology Review
Abstract Retaining a child at grade level has become increasingly popular, consistent with the emphasis on accountability and standards in elementary education. This article provides a comprehensive review of the research examining the academic and socioemotional outcomes associated with grade retention. Following a brief historical overview of previously published literature reviews, a summary of studies published between 1990 and 1999 is provided. A systematic review and meta-analysis of 20… 

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