Parents, Beat Grade Retention for Your Child
Grade retention has become a political tool to end social promotion, but …
In the Reluctant Reader, Jane E David wrote about “What Research Shows About Grade Retention” There is precious little in the literature that supports grade retention, but …
the new and much higher standards has resulted in far more grade retention.
The good news is that most grade retention is avoidable. Shift the focus to …
Improving Reading Comprehension, This Will Often Avoid Grade Retention
In almost every grade retention case we are aware of, the student’s reading comprehension was 1, 2 and even 2.5 years below grade level. In 21 years, we have not met one student who was retained when the student’s reading comprehension was at or even close to grade level.
We believe in a 3 step process to improve your child’s reading comprehension.
Start with the Mindset that success is the only option. Then you want to ….
Assess for Success. Too often grade retention happens when the student is really struggling at the end of the year or fails a specific test. The four steps we recommend are:
- Find out if your child is a visual learner, who learns best when he or she sees and experiences information. A visual learner is at far greater risk for grade retention, because they do not learn the way the school teaches
- Assess for underlying processing challenge. This could include auditory or visual processing, attention, anxiety, processing speed, working memory, or related challenges
- Work with your child’s school to get everyone on board to get your child back to grade level
You will want to …
Find an outside professional to help you get your child to grade level or above
We have helped many students to avoid grade retention and to get back to grade level or above. We offer two no cost services:
1- Take our Success Assessment with your child — their answers may surprise you. You will get immediate feedback. Then you can call us for a
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