August 31, 2022 11:03 pm
A Seattle-area charter school’s controversial approach to holding students back
Three teachers told KUOW that they’ve had up to one-third of their students on the “promotion in doubt” list.
Impact said that its grade-retention practice is meant to ensure students master the material. Parents make the ultimate decision about whether to hold a child back, they said, and ultimately, only nine returning students — fewer than 3% — “chose to repeat a grade” in 2021.