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Term: Retention Rate - Education related

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2006-01-10


The percentage of students retained from one year to the next. The denominator includes all students who were enrolled in grade the first year except for students with aberrant patterns of promotion (for example, a retention one year and a promotion of two grades the next, or a progression backwards), because of the probability that these patterns were errors.

For more information, please read the Continuing Student / Grade Repetition concept.

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