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The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education defines a student retention as a student who was reported to have repeated the grade in which he or she was enrolled during the previous school year.
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From the Mass. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Grade retention rates for 9th grade assigned to cities and towns based on where 9th graders attend school. For regional school districts, the grade retention rate is assumed to be equally distributed among 9th graders from all the participating towns in the district.
Data as of June 19, 2013.
Nancy Wagman, KIDS COUNT Project Director
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