Summer-born pupils disadvantaged throughout primary school – study

Summer-born pupils disadvantaged throughout primary school – study
 

The attainment gap between summer-born babies and their older peers gradually narrows during their early education but remains significant even at the end of primary school, according to detailed new analysis.
The disadvantage of being the youngest in an academic year at primary school has been well documented and remains a serious cause for concern for parents, many of whom choose to delay their child’s school start date.
This new research tracks the academic progress of summer-born babies in detail based on standardised termly tests within schools and shows a gradual closing of the gap... read more

 
21 November 2018 in Learning, Views: 59
Source: Guardian
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