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Grade Retention

The following reports present data on grade retention rates in Massachusetts public schools. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education defines a student retention as: a student who was reported to have repeated the grade in which he or she was enrolled during the previous school year. Blank data on the district report indicates that the district did not enroll students in that particular grade.

2016–17

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Appendix A: District Total Retention Rates and District Retention Rates by Race 2016–17
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Appendix B: Retention Rates by District and School by Grade: 2016–17

2015–16

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Appendix A: District Total Retention Rates and District Retention Rates by Race 2015–16
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Appendix B: Retention Rates by District and School by Grade: 2015–16

2014–15

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Appendix A: District Total Retention Rates and District Retention Rates by Race 2014–15
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Appendix B: Retention Rates by District and School by Grade: 2014–15

2013–14

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Appendix A: District Total Retention Rates and District Retention Rates by Race 2013–14
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Appendix B: Retention Rates by District and School by Grade: 2013–14

2012–13

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Appendix A: District Total Retention Rates and District Retention Rates by Race 2012–13
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Appendix B: Retention Rates by District and School by Grade: 2012–13

2011–12

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Appendix A: District Total Retention Rates and District Retention Rates by Race 2011–12
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Appendix B: Retention Rates by District and School by Grade: 2011–12

2010–11

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Appendix A: District Total Retention Rates and District Retention Rates by Race 2010–11
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Appendix B: Retention Rates by District and School by Grade: 2010–11

2009–10

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Appendix A: District Total Retention Rates and District Retention Rates by Race 2009–10
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Appendix B: Retention Rates by District and School by Grade: 2009–10

2008–09

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Appendix A: District Total Retention Rates and District Retention Rates by Race 2008–09
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Appendix B: Retention Rates by District and School by Grade: 2008–09

2007–08

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Summary Report: 2007–08
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Methodology: 2007–08
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Appendix A: District Total Retention Rates and District Retention Rates by Race 2007–08
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Appendix B: Retention Rates by District and School by Grade: 2007–08

2006–07

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Summary Report: 2006–07
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Methodology: 2006–07
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Appendix A: District Total Retention Rates and District Retention Rates by Race 2006–07
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Appendix B: Retention Rates by District and School by Grade: 2006–07

2005–06

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Grade Retention in Massachusetts Public Schools: 2005–06
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Appendix A: District Total Retention Rates and District Retention Rates by Race 2005–06
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Appendix B: Retention Rates by District and School by Grade: 2005–06

2004–05

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Grade Retention in Massachusetts Public Schools: 2004–05

2003–04

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Grade Retention in Massachusetts Public Schools: 2003–04

2002–03

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Grade Retention in Massachusetts Public Schools: 2002–03

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Statewide Grade Retention Rates: 1995 – 2001
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District Retention Rates by Grade, 1999–00 & 2000–01

Last Updated: February 22, 2017

 
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