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An Examination of the No Fail Policy in Thailand and the Effect on Community Relations

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No fail or social promotion policies have been implemented in many countries around the world over the last sixty years. Are these policies harmful or helpful in regard to academic achievement and well being of students? This article examines the trends of social promotion policy in the United States and Thailand. Research has been conducted at Assumption College Primary Section. Interviews and questionnaires were conducted and analyzed in order to observe opinions of educators, parents and teachers in regard to these policies.

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Halligan, K.M. An Examination of the No Fail Policy in Thailand and the Effect on Community Relations. Language Testing in Asia 1, 79 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1186/2229-0443-1-2-79

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Keywords

  • Social Promotion Policy
  • No Fail Policy
  • Retention
  • Not Meeting Standards