Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Education and Human Development


The purpose of this study was to reveal the effectiveness of looping grades according to the perspectives of teachers, students, and parents in the Rochester City School District. The participants had all experienced looping in the past. The study analyzed and categorized responses given by these participants to various questions developed by the researcher. Eight teachers, 16 elementary school students, and 16 parents participated in this study. Data were gathered from the participants through written surveys and phone interviews. Various questions about the participants' looping experiences were asked. The research question was: What are the commonly reported strengths and weaknesses of looping by teachers, students, and parents? After all the data were gathered, the responses were placed into categories where strengths and weaknesses of looping could be noted.