Grade-Level Retention Data, 2005-06

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The links below provide access to grade-level retention data 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). The Division of Research and Analysis masks some data to comply with federal regulations concerning student privacy, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).


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 determines grade-level retention. The grade-level retention rate for 2005-06 is the percentage of students who attended in 2005-06 and were retained in grade in the fall of 2006. 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

For more information on the retention rate calculation, please see Grade-Level Retention in Texas Public Schools, 2005-06.

Data Search

Select from the following to view or download a report for a statewide report or a single campus, district, or education service center (ESC) region:

ESC Region

Data Download

To download a comma-delimited (.csv) file containing data for all campuses or all districts in the state, please choose from one of the following options. Please note that downloads may take a few minutes and file size may vary depending on the version of Microsoft Excel you are using.

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, please email the Division of Research and Analysis, Accountability Research Unit, or contact the unit by phone at 512-475-3523.

This page last updated April 2015