The report reviewed here concludes that Florida's recently instituted policy of test-based retention has helped academically struggling elementary school students improve their reading. According to the review, the report overstates the effect of retention on student achievement.
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Briggs, D. (2006). NEPC Review: Getting Farther Ahead by Staying Behind: A Second-Year Evaluation of Florida's Policy to End Social Promotion. Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center. Retrieved [date] from https://scholar.colorado.edu/nepc/391
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