Social Promotion - Definition & Meaning

Social promotion refers to the practice of promoting students to the next grade level based on their age rather than their academic performance.
This approach has been criticized for advancing students who may not have acquired the necessary knowledge and skills for success in the next grade.
In contrast, grade retention involves holding students back in their current grade until they demonstrate proficiency.
Both practices have implications for students' educational trajectories, and schools strive to find a balance that supports students' learning while considering their social and emotional well-being.

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