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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The research in this area indicates that the highest number of retentions turn out to leave scars that do not heal easily. Sylvia Rimm’s retnetion, Underachievement Syndrome: Resource Library Sample forms, test reports, and more. These causes hide deep in the subconscious minds of children.

How do I know if that’s the best thing to do?

(LRS-5) Light’s Retention Scale, Fifth Edition | WPS

People often ligyts, “Let’s retain this child. A principal can help to insure that the educational opportunities available during the retention year are appropriate and are implemented with fidelity. It’s parents agonizing over the welfare of their kids. It is effective only when all of the following questions can be answered with a resounding YES.

If any one of these does not, it is doomed. Intervention Resources There are no related products. I just don’t know retnetion that. Has an effective plan of treatment been developed and accepted by both the professionals and the parents? Concentration and Focus is a new category added to the scale. For More Information, Contact: Directory of Sensory Integration Certified Therapists. Remember me on this computer.


The student is rated from 1 to 5 in each of these categories, and a total score is computed. It’s an expression of frustration and anger about the fact that their children’s achievement problems haven’t been solved. Show parents that the decision is based on best retenttion and research. It is important that child, parent, and teacher each feels good about the retention.

The decision to retain a student is a decision that must not be made lightly. Add to cart Add to Wishlist Please login to add to wishlist. ,ights Rentention Scale Grade Retention. I have 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 scxle.

This is a major frustration for teachers. It can 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.

The root causes behind lack of success in school are not easily discovered. This publication, or parts thereof, may not be reproduced in any form without written permission of the author. The fallout from this decision will have a lasting impact on the child.

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. Do the parents feel good about the retention? Related Products There are no related products. It is especially important for the youngster to feel good about this decision.

Light’s Rentention Scale | Grade Retention

Light warns us there is much to be considered before making the crucial decision to retain. Does the school feel good about the retention?


Needless to say, Dr. If any one of these questions receives a negative answer, forget about the retention until all six questions receive a resounding YES. Provide legal justification for retention or promotion.

Retetion will replace any items in your current shopping cart. Once the root causes are identified, a plan can be developed. Do not consider retention until this step has been achieved. Have comprehensive information for counseling students and parents.

If so, all we would have to do is occasionally threaten children with retention, and good grades immediately would follow. Children must frequently hear, and sincerely believe, that their parents will continue to love them regardless of their success in school. He has developed a scale that is very helpful when parents and professionals work together to make the retention decision. Please login to verify purchasing qualifications.

Light’s Retention Scale (LRS-5)

I hear this question over and over each spring. Does the student feel good about reention retention? Do not show me again. New edition now available. Helps educators evaluate the pros and cons of grade retention for particular students.

There is no media. Retention is rarely a solution for under-achievement problems. Report any problems with this site to Webmaster sylviarimm.