This study was conducted to analyze the performance of 1,493 students in Volusia County from 2003 to 2010, comparing ethnic and socio-economic groups, who had been retained a minimum of one time while enrolled from third grade through 10th grade. This study utilized the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) Reading and Mathematic Developmental Test Scale Scores to evaluate student improvement. The groups compared in this study include Black, White and Hispanic students. Higher and lower socio-economic (SES) rates of retention were investigated for the entire population of retained students in Volusia County from 2003-2010. The groups were compared to see if there was a significant difference between each group being retained once, twice, or three or more times.
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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
College of Education and Human Performance
Educational and Human Sciences
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Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Porter, Wesley, "An investigation into the use of grade retention as an intervention strategy in Volusia County, Florida" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5050.