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Re: Maryland question

I am pretty certain MD does not, but the situation there is probably similar
to VA - I have never seen them listed as a state with gr retention - best
list on that has been EdWeek over the years, but I do not recall in what
year of their annual report they reported grade retention by state. Last I
knew, states with official policies included Fl, LA, TX and DE, according to
EW. Of course, many cities (Chi and NY most prominently and explicitly) and
no doubt smaller districts too have such policies.


On Sat, Oct 2, 2010 at 9:22 PM, <WMZEMKA@aol.com> wrote:

> Not mandatory in VA but remediation is required if elementary kids fail all
> 4 subject tests. Some school divisions do retain based on the tests.
> Some retain in grades prior to testing so that kids who may fail don't get
> to
> the testing grade.
> Mickey
> In a message dated 10/2/2010 1:48:31 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> ontogenyx@gmail.com writes:
> To all ARNies,
> Does anyone know if Maryland or Virginia has mandatory grade retention
> for elementary kids who fail the state test?
> Thanks,
> Jim
> ontogenyx@gmail.com
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