Clearly, many variables need to be taken into account when deciding to socially promote or retain a student. When making this decision consider the following. If a student is retained, ensure the student is not simply repeating the same program as the previous year with hopes that the second time through will be easier. Additional supports are required for success.
Secondly, keep the following fact in mind: Students that have been retained twice have a 90% (by all accounts that's a conservative number) of dropping out of school.
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