Principal's Guide to Grade Retention and Promotion
for the Light's Retention Scale (LRS)
Authors: Jill DelConte, EdD / H. Wayne Light, PhD
Principals and Administrators will find this book helpful when guiding the team deciding whether to retain a student. Chapters include: The Principal's Role in Retention and Promotion, Preventing Retention, Alternatives to Retention, and Successful Retention Practices. Also included is the Light's Grade Retention Screening Checklist to Identify at-risk Students, and Best Practices Checklist to evaluate student success in the retention year.
The Principal's Guide to Grade Retention and Promotion is included in the Light's Retention Scale test kit, and available separately.
Jill DelConte, PhD, is the principal of Oak Knoll Elementary School in Williamstown, NJ. She holds two masters degrees and completed her doctorate at Seton Hall University. During her career, she has served as an elementary school teacher, a high school counselor, and as adjunct faculty at Camden County College.
H. Wayne Light, PhD, has more than 30 years of experience as a school psychologist and in private practice. He has received numerous awards, including being named an Outstanding School Psychologist by the California Association of School Psychologists. Dr. Light is the author of the widely used Light's Retention Scale.