Social Promotion s the practice of promoting students to a higher grade level to support social needs, even if they are not making the appropriate academic progress.
This subject has been a topic of many arguments I have heard over the years I have spent working in the field of education. I am curious to hear what you think about this subject.
I have seen many students come through the Education System that I work for (detention and mental health facilities) that have been moved into higher grade levels, without learning the academic requirements. Most of them are at least 2 grade levels behind their peers. It ‘s very difficult for me to understand how these kids are getting to high school reading at an elementary school level. Is it because of social promotion?
What are we teaching them by allowing them to move forward without achievement?
Will they ever catch up?
What would happen if there were 17 yr olds in middle school?
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