Preventing Retention: First Grade Classroom Instruction and Student Characteristics.

@inproceedings{Dombek2012PreventingRF,
  title={Preventing Retention: First Grade Classroom Instruction and Student Characteristics.},
  author={Jennifer L. Dombek and Carol McDonald Connor},
  year={2012}
}
Retention is a frequently used strategy to support children who are struggling academically. However, the strategy is costly, and research findings with regard to positive outcomes are mixed. This study examined whether efficacious reading instruction might reduce rates of retention in first grade. We also evaluated the reading instruction the students received compared with children with similar reading and vocabulary skills who were not retained. Additionally, we examined the impact students… CONTINUE READING