What is grade repetition?
According to PISA 2012, 12% of 15 year olds have already repeated a year during their studies on OECD average, 7% in primary school, 6% on lower secondary education and 2% already on high school level despite the fact that, they have just started the later.
The practice of grade repletion seems to be problematic and contradictory. It is actually a punishment for the underperformance of a student instead of a specific support to catch up with the others. For this reason many professionals believe it is not the proper answer for this problem.
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