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Education reform urged: Age-based grade assignments hinder millions of students

Science Daily – Staff Writer

“Traditional age-based grade levels may be hampering the progress of millions of K-12 students in the United States and should be a target for reform, according to a new study co-authored by a UNC Charlotte education professor. Using data from a sample of state and national assessments, Michael Matthews, associate professor of special education and child development, and colleagues found that between 15 and 45 percent of students enter upper elementary school classrooms already performing at least one year above grade level.”(more)

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