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I have to chime in against retaining her (I guess that's the new word for it, but I don't see how its any better than "held back").
Have you considered an ungraded school, like an "open optional", or possibly a Montessori? They are fantastic for just this type of issue, because if one 7-yr-old is at (arbitrarily set for the purpose of discussion) level 8 in reading, 4 in math, and 5 in writing, and her friend, also 7 yrs old, is at level 2 in reading, 9 in math, and 6 in writing -- that's okay, and they're still in the same class.
My dd is in a school that clumps 2 grades together in each class, and it works great for that.
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