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Type Working Paper - SALDRU Working Paper Number 243 Version 1/ NIDS Discussion Paper 2019/10
Title Unpacking grade repetition patterns in light of the progression policy in the further education and training phase
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2019
URL http://www.nids.uct.ac.za/images/papers/2019_10_NIDSW5.pdf
Abstract
Grade repetition is considered to be an important measure of education since it is both an outcome of a previous failure, and a predictor of subsequent failure (Anderson, Case, & Lam, 2001). Grade retention or the practice of requiring learners to repeat a grade, is used to afford underachieving learners with an opportunity to master the content of their current grade as well as acquire developmentally appropriate skills. It has, however, been a controversial issue in the sector, with some defending it as a beneficial remedial practice to improve academic performance, while others argue that it has detrimental effects (Peixoto, et al., 2016)

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Kika, Jesal, and Janeli Kotze. "Unpacking grade repetition patterns in light of the progression policy in the further education and training phase." SALDRU Working Paper Number 243 Version 1/ NIDS Discussion Paper 2019/10 (2019).
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