Delayed school entry linked with poorer results

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Delayed school entry linked with poorer results

Post by JIM CURRAN » Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:49 pm

Delayed school entry linked with poorer results


A delay in starting school for summer-born or premature children may be linked with poor academic performance later on, a study suggests.

Some experts believe delayed school entry benefits this group of children.

However, the study found children who missed a year of learning often did worse in tests at the age of eight.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-31533785

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Re: Delayed school entry linked with poorer results

Post by Susan Godsland » Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:54 pm

The evidence is accumulating:

Does early schooling narrow outcome gaps for advantaged and disadvantaged children?
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar ... 5715000199
We find that an early school start generally improves children’s cognitive skills, which is even more pronounced for disadvantaged children

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