By Karl L. Alexander

This ebook is ready the perform of grade retention in ordinary university, a very vexing challenge in city tuition platforms, the place upward of part the scholars may perhaps repeat a grade. at the good fortune of Failure addresses even if repeating a grade is beneficial or damaging whilst kids are usually not maintaining. It describes the varsity context of retention and evaluates its results by means of monitoring the studies of a giant, consultant pattern of Baltimore college teenagers from first grade via highschool. as well as comparing the results of retention, the publication describes the cohort's dispersion alongside many alternative academic pathways from first grade via heart college, the articulation of retention with other kinds of academic monitoring (like analyzing crew placements within the early fundamental grades and course-level assignments in heart school), and repeaters' educational and college adjustment difficulties prior to they have been held again.

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