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(LRS5) Lights Retention Scale 5th Ed
(LRS-5-1) Light's Retention Scale 5th Ed Kit
Light's Retention Scale-5th Edition (LRS-5)
An objective standard that takes the guesswork out of difficult grade retention decisions
Author: H. Wayne Light, PhD
Ages 6 through 18
Qualification Level B
This new edition of the Lightís Retention Scale includes over 300 quality research studies on school grade retention. An analysis of these studies produced 19 categories (factors to consider for possible retention), which include such areas as intelligence, mobility, physique, age, gender, participation of parents, preschool enrollment, studentís motivation, attendance, emotional disorders, conduct patterns, and other areas.
The documentation of research found in the LRS demonstrates that this is a ResearchĖbased Tool, as is required by the Response to Intervention (RtI) protocol.
includes over 300 research studies on school grade retention
one new category added to the Scale (Ability to focus and concentrate) for a total of 19
some Scale categories have been renamed to keep current with the updated literature
new Interpretation Guidelines
modified Retention Candidacy categories
Principalís Guide to Grade Retention
Administration and Scoring
The LRS-5 Scale is an easy-to-use recording form designed to be completed during a parent-teacher conference and outlines each of the 19 factors that are rated on a 1-to-5 scale. The scale takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete, and the total score suggests whether or not grade retention might be more helpful or harmful to the child.
The LRS-5 Parent Guide explains the basis for your decision. It provides a concise statement of the important factors and reassures parents that your decision is based on thoughtful, professional findings. This Guide is also available in Spanish.
Also included is The Principalís Guide to Grade Retention and Promotion. Includes: Preventing the Need to Retain, Alternatives to Retention, Screening Checklist to Identify at-risk Students, and Best Practices Checklist to evaluate student success in the retention year.
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