Grade-Level Retention Data, 2018-19
The links below provide access to grade-level retention data for Grades K-12 by race/ethnicity, gender, economic status, program participation (bilingual, career and technical education, English as a second language, gifted and talented, Section 504, special education, and Title I) and other student characteristics (at-risk, dyslexia, English learner, foster care, homeless, immigrant, migrant, military-connected, 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 2018-19 is the percentage of students who attended in 2018-19 and were retained in grade in the fall of 2019. The grade-level retention rate equation is:
For more information on the retention rate calculation, please see Grade-Level Retention in Texas Public Schools, 2018-19.
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. Please note, grade-level retention data searches were updated in December 2020 with corrected counts and rates for homeless students.
The Excel (.xlsx) files below include grade-level retention data by race/ethnicity, gender, economic status, and other student groups (e.g., at-risk and English learners) for all campuses, districts, or counties in the state. Each file includes three worksheets that can be accessed using the tabs at the bottom of the workbook. In addition to the dataset, each workbook also provides an overview of the data as well as a data dictionary that defines the variable names in the dataset. To download an Excel file, please click one of the following links. Please note, grade-level retention data downloads were updated in December 2020 with corrected counts and rates for homeless students.
For questions or comments, please email the Division of Research and Analysis, or contact the division by phone at 512-475-3523.
This page last updated December 2020