College of Education and Human Services
Master of Education (MEd)
Dr. Bruce Gutknecht
Dr. James Mittelstadt
The decision not to promote a student is a critical one; it could affect the rest of the student's academic career. It is imperative that such a decision be based on the best available research. This study reviews research that has been done on nonpromotion, dropouts, and the relationship between the two. Results from an examination of 1,024 dropouts' records show that 87.8% of dropouts had experienced nonpromotion one or more times. Recommendations for developing retention criteria and preventing dropouts are listed.
Summers, Sharon Slaughter, "The Educational Effects of and the Relationship between Nonpromotion and the Dropout Rate" (1985). UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 33.