According to the Harvard Kennedy school of media, parents are faced with a dilemma if their children are born near the enrolment cutoff date. Every year, parents whose children’s fifth birthday falls right before their school district’s kindergarten age cutoff can make a choice: Enrol them or put off kindergarten another year.
Some parents and educators believe that children who turn 5 right before the entrance age cutoff benefit from delaying school because these youngsters might be behind their peers developmentally. Kids who turn 5 after the cutoff usually can’t start kindergarten at a public school until the following fall semester. Research consistently shows that delaying school — called “redshirting” — is generally more common among boys than girls and among white students compared with minority students.
A study last year confirms the correlation between age and achievement disparities. The School-Entry-Age Rule Affects Redshirting Patterns and Resulting Disparities in Achievement
Cook, Philip J.; Kang, Songman. Working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, 2018.
This means teachers who adapt to their younger students with differentiated instruction can help close the disparity gap.
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