P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA  24457

540-863-1809    540-863-1804 fax

 

 

DATE:   October 17, 2017

 

INFORMATION ITEM

 

SUBJECT

Student Retentions

RATIONALE

Attached is the retention report for the last six years.  Please note the drop from 58 retentions in 2014-15 to 26 for 2015 – 2016.  The most significant decrease was at Mountain View Elementary and Clifton Middle School.  There were two students who were to be retained at CMS, but were placed at Turning Point to catch them up with the goal to return them to CMS second semester.  The Light Retention Scale was utilized at the elementary level to make more informed decisions concerning retention.  Questions asked were, what was going to be different if a student was retained?  Could the student go on to the next grade and interventions be implemented with fidelity? Answers to these questions played a part in the decision making process for each student considered for retention.

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BUDGET CATEGORY

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LEGAL REFERENCE

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STAFF CONTACTS

Jan Hobbs

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Attached:  Retention Chart