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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 especially important for the youngster to feel good about this decision. Causes and Curesis an excellent source to help parents and teachers work together retenhion determine the causes of the underachievement.

Light warns us there is much to be considered before retebtion the crucial decision to retain. We have seen good results, with lives changed for the better, in cases where scald have been retained appropriately. By Age Range 0 to 5 years 6 to 12 years 13 to 18 years 19 years and up. 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.

Children must frequently hear, and sincerely believe, that their parents will continue to love them regardless of their success in school.

Many students who become candidates for retention are the ones who either retehtion or retentiom to turn in written assignments.

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 go on. It’s parents agonizing over the welfare of their kids. I hear this question over and over each spring.

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It is effective only when all of the following questions can be answered with a resounding YES.

Light’s Retention Scale (LRS-5)

Remember me on this computer. I just don’t know about that. Video Title Goes Here. Has an effective plan of treatment been developed and accepted by both the professionals and the parents? Does the student feel good about the retention? 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 with any emotional issues, and just wants to be unsuccessful in school and in life.

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.

Demonstrate that your school staff follow the highest standards. Have comprehensive information for counseling students and parents. Add to cart Add to Wishlist Please login to add to wishlist.

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.

Now principals and administrators have help in how to guide the team deciding whether to retain a student. These kids are not part of “organized crime” but are children who are damaged, discouraged, or disenchanted with the possibilities of success in school. Wayne Light, PhD enlarge image. Resource Library Sample forms, test reports, and more.

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Would you like to purchase the product anyway? Concentration and Focus is a new category added to the scale. New edition now available. It’s an expression of frustration and anger about the fact that retentlon children’s achievement problems haven’t been solved.

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This product has been added to your shopping cart. It’s also time for some very serious decision making for both school personnel and parents. How do I know if that’s the best thing to do? This scale looks at age, sex, knowledge of the English language, physical size, present grade placement, previous retention, brothers lghts sisters, xcale 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.

The research in this area indicates that the highest number of retentions turn out to leave scars that do not heal easily. Register For New Account.

For More Information, Contact: The fallout from this decision will have a lasting impact on the child. Does the school feel good about the retention? Intervention Resources There are no related products. The student is rated from 1 to 5 in each of these categories, and a total score is computed. Once the root causes are identified, a plan can be developed. Do the parents feel good about the retention? Needless to say, Dr. These causes hide deep in the subconscious minds of children.