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What is Student Retention? - Definition & Effects

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Student retention is:

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1. Which is a circumstantial factor in student retention?

2. What is an example of the negative impacts of student retention?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how well you understand the basics of student retention with help from this quiz and worksheet. Multiple-choice questions on this assessment cover the meaning of student retention, the No Child Left Behind Act and the effect of high student retention.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Using this quiz and worksheet, you can check your knowledge of the following:

  • Definition of student retention
  • Circumstantial factors in student retention
  • Example of the negative impacts of student retention
  • How the No Child Left Behind Act impacts students and schools
  • Impact of a school having high student retention

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key phrases like student retention
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding No Child Left Behind and a circumstantial factor in student retention
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding high student retention and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Explore the lesson called What is Student Retention? - Definition & Effects that is paired with this quiz and worksheet to gain greater insight into the following:

  • Examples of retention strategies
  • The competitive market of higher education
  • Number of college freshmen that don't make it to sophomore year nationally
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