Grade-Level Retention Data, 2008-09


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Grade-level retention data are provided for Grades K-12 by ethnicity, gender, economic status, program participation (bilingual, career and technical education, English as a second language, gifted and talented, special education, and Title I) and other student characteristics (at-risk, immigrant, limited English proficient, migrant, and overage). Some data are masked to comply with federal regulations concerning student privacy, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).


Grade-level retention is determined by comparing a student's grade level in the spring of one school year to the student's grade level in the fall of the next school year. The grade-level retention rate for 2008-09 is the percentage of students who attended in 2008-09 and were retained in grade in the fall of 2009. The grade-level retention rate equation is:

Grade-level retention rate equals the number of students enrolled in the same grade from one school year to the next divided by the number of students enrolled from one school year who return the next year or who graduate multiplied by one hundred

For more information on how retention rates are calculated, please see Grade-Level Retention in Texas Public Schools, 2008-09.

Data Search

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Campus-level data (.csv) [14.6 MB] and Campus-level record layout
District-level data (.csv) [4.9 MB] and District-level record layout

Contact Information:

For questions or comments about grade-level retention rates, completion rates, graduation rates, dropout rates, and leavers, please e-mail the Texas Education Agency Division of Accountability Research or contact the division by phone at 512-475-3523.

This page last updated December 2010


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