TER #7 - Derek Hull TER #7 Grade Retention 03/02/10 EDT 190...

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Derek Hull TER #7 “Grade Retention” 03/02/10 EDT 190 Section A TER #7 The issue talked about in chapter seven is grade retention. The issue is whether or not students should be retained if they do not reach certain standards. Proponents cite that it makes sense to not send students on to the next level where they will only have more problems. Opponents cite that it is causes more problems than it solves and that it is expensive. In my own view I think that grade retention is just a fact of school. I believe that a student should have to be at a certain level to advance in school. I agree that a student that is passed without reaching a standard is set up to fail at the next level. I think that it would be better to get held back and master a grade level than move on and be frustrated. I also feel that grade retention would help to raise testing scores. A student would take a test that he or she is prepared for and the test would not be overwhelming for the student. I do not think that grade retention should be based on the social problems that
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2011 for the course EDT 190 taught by Professor Dr.thomaskopp during the Spring '11 term at Miami University.

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TER #7 - Derek Hull TER #7 Grade Retention 03/02/10 EDT 190...

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