c. Our Overnight Planning System
Who Is “At-Risk” ?
The greatest number of students are
retained in the
first grade. Those who have been held-back are 2+
times are more likely to quit school
African~American students and Hispanic students are
retained twice as often as Caucasian students.
40% of repeaters are in the lowest socioeconomic
On average, it costs the U.S. $10 billion annually to
have students repeat a grade.
Over $2 billion is spent in remedial courses in college.
Edutopia, September/October, 2004