Several states are considering requiring mandatory retention of third graders who don’t read at grade level. Here are some articles and posts about this insanity, and I’m adding them to The Best Resources For Learning About Grade Retention, Social Promotion & Alternatives To Both:

Schools Get Tough With Third-Graders: Read Or Flunk is from NPR.

Third Grade Again: The Trouble With Holding Students Back is from The Atlantic.

Retention Costs More, Accomplishes Less is from Robert Slavin at Ed Week.

Flunking 3rd Graders is Not an Intervention is by John Wilson at Ed Week.

The Opposite Of Social Promotion
is by Nancy Flanagan at Ed Week.

Flawed, ideological, non-peer-reviewed studies should not rebut decades of anti-retention research is from Scott McLeod.