Date of Award
Graduate School of Education and Professional Development
Type of Degree
Fred Jay Krieg
Sandra S. Stroebel
This study examined the beliefs of kindergarten through fourth grade teachers regarding effects of retention on academic, emotional, and social areas, as well as alternative interventions to retention. The teachers were asked to take a web-based pre-survey on grade retention. After completing the initial survey they were then asked to watch a web-based PowerPoint presentation on research-based evidence regarding retention before taking a web-based postsurvey. The results of this study revealed that teacher‟s beliefs towards grade retention were not significantly changed when presented with a research-based PowerPoint presentation regarding the negative effects of retention practices, as measured by the pre and post-survey. The comments on the surveys backed up the statistics stating that there were no significant changes in opinion.
Terry, Sarah Elizabeth, "Teachers' Beliefs Towards Grade Retention in a Rural Elementary School" (2011). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 284.