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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Concentration and Focus is a new category added to the scale. Light warns us there is much to be considered before making the crucial decision to retain.

Does Repeating a Grade Ever Work by Dr. Sylvia Rimm

Show parents that the decision is based on best practices and research. What do I do?

Helps retentiom evaluate the pros and cons of grade retention for particular students. This product has been added to your shopping cart. It usually includes changes in family patterns at home, strong cooperation between school and home, some individual counseling for the child, as well as different teaching and relationship strategies at school.

If any one of these does not, it is doomed.

Do the parents feel good about the retention? Liights decision may be difficult for the parents and the child, and the principal can help the family adapt to the decision.


He has developed a scale that is very helpful when parents and professionals work together to make the retention decision. This is a major frustration for teachers.

Intervention Resources There are no related products. Does the school feel good about the retention? Eetention the root causes of a child’s academic problem are found, retention will not only be wasted, but permanently damaging.

This publication, or parts thereof, may not be zcale in any form without written permission of the author. Light’s Rentention Scale Grade Retention. The decision to retain a student is a decision that must not be made lightly. It is especially important for the youngster to feel good about this decision.

It provides an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of grade retention for a given child because it is based upon the needs of the child in that specific setting. By Age Range 0 to 5 years 6 to 12 years 13 to 18 years 19 years and up. Educational Assessment Service, Inc. 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 Retention Scale (LRS-5)

I hear this question over and over each spring. Merge will add to the items in your current shopping cart.

Sylvia Rimm’s book, Underachievement Syndrome: There is no media. Remember me on this computer. People often say, “Let’s retain this child.

Add to cart Add to Wishlist Please login to add to wishlist. These causes hide deep in the subconscious minds of children.

Light’s Rentention Scale | Grade Retention

Report any problems with this site to Webmaster sylviarimm. Register Create account to purchase products, view sample materials, request quotes, and more. Does the student feel good about the retention? If so, all we would have to do is occasionally threaten children with retention, and good grades immediately would follow.

Needless to say, Dr. How do I know if that’s the best thing to do? To process this quote, you will need to contact our customer service department and provide the billing and shipping addresses to complete your request.