If you are reading this, you are probably engaged in the process of considering whether retention is in the best interest of one or more students. It’s not an easy decision, and there is a lot to consider.
Considering the Best Grade Level Placement for a Child:
In considering the best grade level placement for the following year, I believe it's essential to look at the whole child.
Academics are a consideration. It’s important to know how the child is progressing in relation to their peers and also in relation to grade level goals.
Observations and notes are also essential! Does the child act young in comparison to the class?
It is important to have clear documentation and to consider all the relevant factors. So, this resource includes multiple templates for parent letters and a form with Twelve Factors to Consider in Regards to Retention.
This resource is an Editable PowerPoint. It is designed so you can customize each resource to meet your needs.
The Following Materials are Included:
★ Tips for Communicating with Parents
★ Twelve Factors to Consider in Regards to Retention
★ Summary of Considerations Form: Traditional PowerPoint
★ Summary of Considerations Form with Auto-Sizing Text
★ Notes Regarding Factors to Consider
★ Introduction to Written Parent Communication Forms
★ Initial Parent Letter Template (For Early in the Year)
★ Second Parent Letter Template (An Update on Student Progress)
★ Third Parent Letter Template (A Rather Gentle Introduction to Possibility of Retention)
★ Fourth Parent Letter Template (Outline of the Process Used in Considering Retention)
★ Notification that the Child’s Name has been Submitted for Consideration for Retention
★ Notification of Recommendation for Retention
★ Notification of Recommendation for Promotion
★ Parent Information Sheet: What is a Successful Retention
★ Tips for Talking to Your Child About Retention
★ Closing Thoughts
Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at this resource!
Sincerely, Anne Gardner (NBCT, Literacy)
Please Note: Retention is a difficult and controversial subject. The resources in this file do not advocate either for or against retention.