On the Success of Failure

Author: Karl L. Alexander
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521793971
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This book is about the practice of grade retention in elementary school, a particularly vexing problem in urban school systems, where upward of half the students may repeat a grade. On the Success of Failure addresses whether repeating a grade is helpful or harmful when children are not keeping up. It describes the school context of retention and evaluates its consequences by tracking the experiences of a large, representative sample of Baltimore school children from first grade through high school. In addition to evaluating the consequences of retention, the book describes the cohort's dispersion along many different educational pathways from first grade through middle school, the articulation of retention with other forms of educational tracking (like reading group placements in the early primary grades and course-level assignments in middle school), and repeaters' academic and school adjustment problems before they were held back.

Encyclopedia of Cross Cultural School Psychology

Author: Caroline S. Clauss-Ehlers
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387717986
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With contributions from leading school psychology practitioners, this encyclopedia provides a one-of-a-kind guide to cross-cultural school psychology. Some 400 entries explore concepts, themes, and the latest research findings to answer your questions in all aspects of the field. Moreover, the encyclopedia offers support at all levels of primary and secondary education, from pre-K to 12th grade. Each entry offers a description of a particular term, a bibliography, and additional readings. The editor is widely known for her bi-weekly Spanish-language columns and her appearances on television and radio as a cross-cultural expert.

Encyclopedia of School Psychology

Author: T. Stuart Watson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387225560
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- One volume-reference work with approximately 250 entries, organized alphabetically for ease of use and of locating subject matter. Each entry will contain 5-8 references as well as a bibliography of references and suggested readings - An authoritative reference text on school psychology that would appeal to, and be understood by, a broad audience. - Will assist individuals in acquiring a general understanding of some of the theories, practices, and language associated with the field of school psychology

The Effect of Grade Retention on High School Completion

Author: Brian A. Jacob
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Low-achieving students in many school districts are retained in a grade in order to allow them to gain the academic or social skills that teachers believe are necessary to succeed academically. This practice is highly controversial, with many researchers claiming that it leads to higher dropout rates although selection issues have complicated previous analyses. In this paper, we use a regression discontinuity design to examine the impact of grade retention on high school completion. We find that grade retention leads to a modest increase in the probability of dropping out for older students, but has no significant effect on younger students.

Brookings Papers on Education Policy 2002

Author: Diane Ravitch
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 9780815718833
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Published annually, Brookings Papers on Education Policy (BPEP) analyzes policies intended to improve student performance. In each volume, some of the best-informed analysts in various disciplines review the current situation in education and consider programs for reform. In this fifth annual issue of the series, prominent educators and other social scientists discuss accountability and its consequences for students. Contents include: ¡°Grade Retention and Social Promotion in Texas, 1994-99¡± A. Gary Dworkin, Jon Lorence, Laurence Toenjes, and Antwanette Hill (University of Houston) ¡°Reform, Resistance... Retreat? The Predictable Policies of Accountability in Virginia¡± Frederick Hess (University of Virginia) ¡°School Accountability in California: An Early Evaluation¡± Julian Betts (UC San Diego and Public Policy Institute of California) and Anne Danenberg (Public Policy Institute of California) ¡°Standards and Accountability in Washington State¡± (Paul Hill and Robin Lake (University of Washington) ¡°Volatility in School Test Scores: Implications for Test-Based Accountability Systems¡± Tom Kane (Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University) and Douglas O Staiger (Dartmouth College) ¡°Building a High-Quality Assessment Program: The Philadelphia Example¡± Andy Porter (Wisconsin Center for Education and Research) and Mitchell Chester (Philadelphia School System) ¡°Accountability in Chicago¡± Alfred Hess (Northwestern University)

Chicano School Failure and Success

Author: Richard R. Valencia
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136860363
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The third edition of the best selling collection, Chicano School Failure and Success presents a complete and comprehensive review of the multiple and complex issues affecting Chicano students today. Richly informative and accessibly written, this edition includes completely revised and updated chapters that incorporate recent scholarship and research on the current realities of the Chicano school experience. It features four entirely new chapters on important topics such as la Chicana, two way dual language education, higher education, and gifted Chicano students. Contributors to this edition include experts in fields ranging from higher education, bilingual education, special education, gifted education, educational psychology, and anthropology. In order to capture the broad nature of Chicano school failure and success, contributors provide an in-depth look at topics as diverse as Chicano student dropout rates, the relationship between Chicano families and schools, and the impact of standards-based school reform and deficit thinking on Chicano student achievement. Committed to understanding the plight and improvement of schooling for Chicanos, this timely new edition addresses all the latest issues in Chicano education and will be a valued resource for students, educators, researchers, policy makers, and community activists alike.

Help to Help Your Child

Author: Bobbi Sullivan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456847473
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Each day across the nation, thousands of children enter into school situations for which they are not prepared. Parents have questions and concerns and are at a loss to know how to help their children achieve to their highest potential. Contained within each chapter of this book are ideas and behavior suggestions that empower parents to take the initiative to mold and monitor their child’s experience. However, when the school district does not seem to be addressing the child’s needs, sections of this book indicate the proper methods of when and how to access those special services that are, by federal law, the child’s legal right.

Nursing Student Retention

Author: Marianne R. Jeffreys, EdD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826109500
Format: PDF
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This is the only book to offer an evidence-based model for retaining students and ensuring success across the nursing education spectrum. It is designed to assist faculty in creating, implementing, and evaluating student retention and academic success strategies. This model, Nursing Undergraduate Retention and Success (NURS), can be used effectively with all kinds of nursing programs, both traditional and nontraditional, including diploma, ADN, RN-BS, and accelerated BS. The book features the Nursing Student Retention Toolkit, an easy-to-use digital toolkit for assessment and planning that is thoroughly cross-referenced and integrated into the text. Together, these complementary resources offer a wide selection of educational activities and support strategies for diverse learners and settings. The text provides guidelines for maximizing educational strengths, identifying and assessing at-risk students, facilitating student retention, and revitalizing teaching methods. It examines the multidimensional factors that must be considered, including cultural values and beliefs, and describes proven strategies for promoting retention and academic success such as faculty advisement, promoting professional events and membership, peer partnerships, and enrichment programs. Nursing Student Retention, with its breadth of information and one-of-a-kind digital toolkit, will be of great value to nurse educators, administrators, and graduate students. This new edition features: An easy-to-use format that includes the Nursing Student Retention Toolkit,a digital adjunct containing assessment tools, and templates for designing, implementing, and evaluating retention strategies Chapters updated to provide a wealth of new information and evidence-based strategies Real-life scenarios featuring diverse learners and settings Vignettes to synthesize and demonstrate application of learning