Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
The research question addressed in this study was, what is the effect of retention on English language learners (ELL)? The ELL student population has increased in United States schools and in this dynamic and heterogeneous group includes students that perform lower than grade level. This capstone provides research and teacher interviews regarding the efficacy of holding back struggling English learners. Following discussion of current research and teacher opinions, the author examines the results to form implications for educators considering using grade retention with English language learners.
Interview, Literature Review
At-risk Students, ESL/ ELLs, Staff Development, Teachers/ Teaching
Cordes, Katie Jo, "Grade Retention and English Learners: A Literature Review And Teacher Interviews" (2016). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4188.