School retention is a controversial practice. It seems like everyday there is a new piece of research on the topic that parallels the negatives of school retention. Even still, I personally doubt that the practice completely goes away. There are some solid reasons to retain some students, though I believe that it is probably not a beneficial practice for many students especially older students. I decided this month to look more in depth at school retention, retention best practices, policies, forms, etc. It has been an interesting study and I hope you find this information interesting and applicable.
School Retention Toolkit