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Flipping Burgers and Students

Recent news reports have documented the fact that at least one high school in Houston ISD drastically increased the number of students held back in ninth grade and was able to achieve dramatic improvements in the state test scores since the test was given in tenth grade.

The practice of holding students for several years in one grade and them skipping them ahead to eleventh so as to miss the test is known as "flipping" a student.