Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Study: Kindergarten "Redshirting" Not As Common As Thought

EdSource Today (5/14) reports that a new study says that the practice of "redshirting" kindergarten students, or keeping them out of school for an extra year, "is not as prevalent as previously believed," impacting only 4% or 5%. The study "found that most children who were held back might not really need the extra year," in that there was not likely to be an increase in math, reading, or social skill level.

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