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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It is effective only when all of the following questions can be answered with a resounding YES. I want him to do well in school, but this has to be a terrible blow to his self-confidence, and it’s hard enough to keep him thinking positively about school.

Causes and Curesis an excellent source to help parents and teachers work together to determine the causes of the underachievement. Educational Assessment Service, Inc. It is especially important for the youngster to feel good about this decision. Directory of Sensory Integration Certified Therapists. It’s also time for some very serious decision making for both school personnel and parents. 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.

Remember me on this computer. Register For New Account. These causes hide deep in the subconscious minds of children. Light’s Rentention Scale Grade Retention.

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Register Create account to purchase products, view sample materials, request quotes, and more. The student is rated from 1 to 5 in each of these categories, and a total score is computed. Helps educators evaluate the pros and cons of grade retention for particular students.

Light’s Retention Scale (LRS-5)

The decision to retain a student is a decision that must lifhts be made lightly. Until the root causes of a child’s academic problem are found, retention will not only be wasted, but permanently damaging.

It’s a time of shattered dreams. It rtention be completed quickly, is simple to interpret, and offers all the information needed for those involved in making a critical decision to feel confident that they have done the right thing for their student.

For More Information, Contact: The decision may be difficult for the parents and the child, and the principal can help the family adapt to the decision. Do the parents feel good about the retention? Resource Library Sample forms, test reports, and more. Children who are not adequately and effectively helped with their beliefs about retention usually suffer long-term self-concept problems, resulting in additional learning problems as the years retdntion on.

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Many students who become candidates for retention are the ones who scsle fail or refuse to turn in written assignments. It’s parents agonizing over the welfare of their kids. If we buy into this way of thinking, it means we believe the child has all the abilities and skills needed to be successful, has no self-concept problems, is not dealing scape any emotional issues, and just wants to be unsuccessful in school and in life. This useful scale is an economical way to arrive at a sound decision regarding grade retention—a decision that takes into account the particular situation and the needs of the individual student.


Demonstrate that your school staff follow the highest standards. Have the root causes of the problem been discovered? Please login to verify purchasing qualifications. Video Title Goes Here. Report liyhts problems with this site to Webmaster sylviarimm.

Does the school feel good about the retention?

Request a quote for the items currently in your cart. While not a standardized test, this is an excellent counseling and decision-making tool. A 2-day workshop designed to provide clinical training. It’s an expression of frustration and anger about the fact that their children’s achievement problems haven’t been solved.

It usually includes changes in family patterns at retemtion, strong cooperation between school and home, some individual counseling for the child, as well as different retengion and relationship strategies at school.

Light’s Retention Scale

If any one of these does not, it is doomed. Do you and your staff know the answers? Do not show me again. Would you like to purchase the product anyway? For some students, retention is both necessary and beneficial.

However, these stories are in the minority.