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Grade Skipping

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Updated July 19, 2006

Definition: Grade skipping is the practice of placing a child in a grade level past the one he or she should be moving into based on age. For example, a child in first grade may be moved into the third grade, thereby skipping second grade.

Grade skipping can take place at any time during the school year, but it is most often done at the beginning. This means that a child who is currently in the first grade might be moved into the second grade during the school year , but it's more typical for a child to complete the first grade and then be moved into the third grade when school begins again.
Also Known As: double promotion, grade acceleration
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