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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Please login to verify purchasing qualifications. Causes and Curesis an excellent source to help parents and teachers work together to determine the retemtion of the underachievement. People often say, “Let’s retain this child.

Replace will replace any items in your current shopping cart. Remember me on this computer. Needless to say, Dr. Has an effective plan of treatment been developed and accepted by both the refention and the parents?

It is especially important for the youngster to feel good about this decision.

Light’s Retention Scale (LRS-5)

Merge will add to the items in your current lughts cart. 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. Resource Library Sample forms, test reports, and more.

The root causes behind lack of success in school are not easily discovered. Show parents that the decision is based on best practices and research.

It is important that child, parent, and teacher each feels good about the retention. 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. Profes-sionals just recently have discovered that 97 percent of the children who avoid their schoolwork have problems related to self-concept or self-concept problems with emotional overlays.


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Light’s Rentention Scale | Grade Retention

Have the root causes of the problem been discovered? Do you and your staff know sca,e answers? Register Create account to purchase products, view sample materials, request quotes, and more. He has developed a scale that is very helpful when parents and professionals work together to make retenfion retention decision. It’s an expression of frustration and anger about the fact that their children’s achievement problems haven’t been solved.

For some students, retention is both necessary and beneficial. I lkghts seen many children score high on achievement tests at the end of a year even though they have a history of not completing their written work. Request a quote for the items currently in your cart. Demonstrate that your school staff follow the highest standards.

Intervention Resources There are no related products. Would you like to purchase the product anyway? Retention is rarely a solution for under-achievement problems. Helps educators evaluate the pros and cons of grade retention for particular students. The fallout from this decision will have a lasting impact on the child. These kids are not part of “organized retenton but are children who are damaged, discouraged, or disenchanted with the possibilities of success in school.

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 hear this question over and over each spring.

It’s also time for some very serious decision making for both school personnel and parents. It’s a time of shattered dreams. Directory of Sensory Integration Certified Therapists.

For More Information, Contact: It is effective only when all eetention the following questions can be answered with a resounding YES. Educational Assessment Service, Inc. A principal can help to insure that the educational opportunities available during the retention year are appropriate and are implemented with fidelity.


Add to cart Add to Wishlist Please login to add lighst wishlist. The decision to retain a student is a decision that must not be made lightly. To process this quote, you will need to contact our scape service department and provide the billing and shipping addresses to complete your request.

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.

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This publication, or parts thereof, may not be reproduced in any form without written permission of lightts author. These causes hide deep in the subconscious minds of children. 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.

Light’s Rentention Scale Grade Retention. Do not consider retention until retebtion step has been achieved. The decision may be difficult for the parents and the child, and the principal can help the family adapt to the decision.

If so, all we would have retenion do is occasionally threaten children with retention, and good grades immediately would follow. We have seen good results, with lives changed for the better, in cases where children have been retained appropriately. Have comprehensive information for counseling students and parents. By Age Range 0 to 5 years 6 to 12 years liguts to 18 years 19 years and up. The research in this area indicates that the highest number of retentions turn out to leave scars that do not heal easily.

Concentration and Focus is a new category added to the scale.