The Retention/Promotion Checklist K-8

A highly detailed, practical document designed to help you identify whether an individual child should be promoted or retained. Packed with supporting text and appendices, the checklist sheds light on the critical issues you must consider before making this important decision. It will show you how to make retention and promotion decisions that are effective, beneficial to children, and ethically and legally defensible.
(Grades K-8)

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3 Comments

  1. A Practical Tool for Educators As an elementary principal I have experienced the frustration of both parents and teachers who have tried to make wise choices about retention without a tool to guide the decision making. The Retention/Promotion Checklist provides such a tool. The checklist considers multiple factors that can impact the success of retaining or promoting a child. The checklist is clear and easy to use for parents and educators. We’ll be using the book in my school to help make good decisions, particularly…

  2. Big Help! The checklists are a big help. They are very helpful for those students that you are unsure if you are going to retain them or pass them on. You often worry about promoting a student with questionable grades and work habits. The checklists help you to decide if that child truly needs to repeat the same grade or be promoted. It also talks about continuous communication with the parents. Communication is so important and the checklists give you a place to keep track of what you have…

  3. Exactly what I needed. An excellent tool for school administrators. Keeps the needs of the student in the forefront. This would be useful for all grade levels.

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