ERIC Number: EJ694059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: N/A
Over-aged Students in Middle School
Lane, Cheryl O.; Medford, Lienne; Knorr, Ron
Principal, v84 n4 p68-69 Mar-Apr 2005
Grade retention and delayed entry to kindergarten are two of the major causes of overaged students in middle school. While data is often difficult to obtain, the National Educational Longitudinal Study of 1988 reported that 20 percent of all eighth graders had repeated at least one grade (Wheelock 1998). In South Carolina, where students are considered to be over-aged when they are at least two years older than usual for their grade, the state education department reported that for the 2002-2003 school year 4.9 percent of middle school students fell into this category.
Descriptors: Grade 8, Middle School Students, Schools of Education, Grade Repetition, Resource Allocation
National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1615 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-386-2377 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina