What is TOR?
TOR is a practical tool for teachers and educators to help increase retention of their students.

What is retention?
Retention is the term most commonly used in the UK to indicate the rates of learners who stay on the course for which they enrolled. It translates into a formal indicator of performance which is collected nationally and statistics are published annually.

Drop-out or drop out rate is really the other side of the same coin, used to refer to learners who do not stay on their courses.
Partners in Belgium, Finland, France, Iceland, and Turkey tend to use this term.

How do I use this tool?
Please use the menu on the right to navigate. If this is your first time using this tool you may find it beneficial to work in sequence from the top down. Links within these pages will allow you to explore the topics in more detail.

Where does TOR come from?
Tips on retention (TOR) is a Leonardo Da Vinci Partnership project which began in October 2009. The partnership comprises of 7 partners from 6 countries, all having experienced some problems with retention or drop out, and all have tried creative methodologies to try to make improvements.

Different approaches to various issues were presented and analysed at a series of workshops held in partner countries. The most effective approaches have been selected for inclusion in this practical tool for teachers and other educators in order to increase their students retention.


Who are the partners?

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