children benefit by being retained. (Should have no 5’s circled on the recording form.) 9 – Good retention candidate. When a child within this range is retained . This new edition of the Light’s Retention Scale includes over quality research studies on school grade retention. An analysis of these studies produced Light’s Retention Scale is a research-based tool to aid school administrators in making the decision about whether to promote or retain a student.

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By Age Range 0 to 5 years 6 to 12 years 13 to 18 years 19 years and up. Do not show me again.

WPS Authors Meet our distinguished researchers and authors. It is especially important for the youngster to feel good about this decision.

Light’s Retention Scale (LRS-5)

Concentration and Focus is a scle category added to the scale. Until the root causes of a child’s academic problem are found, retention will not only be wasted, but permanently damaging. People often say, “Let’s retain this child. How do I know if that’s the best thing to do?

If so, all we would have to do is occasionally threaten children with retention, and good grades immediately would follow. The student is rated from 1 to 5 in each of these categories, and a total score is computed. For some students, retention is both necessary and beneficial.


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I hear this question over and over each spring. Does the school feel good about the retention? Wayne Light, PhD enlarge image. Children must frequently hear, and sincerely believe, that their parents will continue to love them regardless of their success in school. This scale looks at age, sex, knowledge of the English language, physical size, present grade placement, previous retention, brothers and sisters, parents’ school participation, child’s life experiences, family moves, school attendance, intelligence, history of learning disabilities, present level of academic achievement, student’s attitude about possible retention, student’s interest in schoolwork, immature behavior, emotional problems, and history of serious behavior problems.

Light’s Rentention Scale Grade Retention. It’s a time of shattered dreams.

Register Create account to purchase products, view sample materials, request quotes, and more. Resource Library Sample forms, test reports, and more. The root causes behind lack of success in school are not easily discovered.


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Have the root causes of the problem been discovered? Many students who become candidates for retention are the ones who either fail or refuse to turn in written assignments. It lightts important that child, parent, and teacher each feels good about the retention.

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Once the root causes are identified, a plan can be developed. Do not consider retention until this step has been achieved. This publication, or parts lifhts, may not be reproduced in any form without written permission of the author. The fallout from this decision will have a lasting impact on the child. Now principals and administrators have help in how to guide the team deciding whether to retain a student.

Lighgs not a standardized test, this is an excellent counseling and decision-making tool.