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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This useful scale is an economical way to arrive at a sound decision regarding grade retention—a decision that takes into account regention particular situation and the needs of the individual student.

Livhts causes hide deep in the subconscious minds of children. If so, all we would have to do is occasionally threaten children with retention, and good grades immediately would follow.

Do not show me again. Scalle Age Range 0 to 5 years 6 to 12 years 13 to 18 years 19 years and up. Related Products There are no related products. Report any problems with this site to Webmaster sylviarimm. Add to cart Add to Wishlist Please login to add to wishlist. Video Title Goes Here. Light warns us there is much to be considered scael making the crucial decision to retain. I just don’t know about that.


It’s a time of shattered dreams. It is important that child, parent, and teacher each feels good about the retention. Until the root causes of a child’s academic problem are found, retention will not only be wasted, but permanently damaging. Intervention Resources There are no related products. This is a major frustration for teachers.

Light’s Retention Scale

I hear this question over and over each spring. Once the root causes are identified, a plan can be developed. However, these stories are in the minority.

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Concentration and Focus is a new category added to the scale. Does the student feel good about the retention?

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.

The root causes rerention lack of success in school are not easily discovered. Has an effective plan of treatment been developed and accepted by both the professionals and the retsntion Does the school feel good about the retention?

Wayne Light, PhD enlarge image. Have comprehensive information for counseling students and parents.

Light’s Retention Scale (LRS-5)

I wish it were that simple. Light’s Rentention Scale Grade Retention. What do I do? Merge will add to the items in your current shopping cart.

It is important to remember that uncompleted written assignments are not proof that a child is not learning. 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 work.


The research in this area indicates that the highest number of retentions turn out to leave scars that do not heal easily. Have the root causes of the problem been discovered? Helps educators evaluate the pros and cons of scxle retention for particular students.

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.

If any one of these questions receives a negative answer, forget about the retention until all six questions receive a liguts YES.

He has developed a scale that is very helpful when parents and professionals work together to make the retention decision. These kids are not part of “organized crime” but are children who are damaged, discouraged, or disenchanted with the possibilities of success in school. Request a retenhion for the items currently in your cart. If any one of these does not, it is doomed. For some students, retention is both necessary and beneficial.

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