Should Grade-Skipping Be More Common? Here’s What the Research Says

Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Patrick Carroll

“Have you ever been bored in school? For most people, the answer is probably yes. Sometimes it’s a particular teacher that goes way too slow through the material. At other times, the curriculum is just too easy. In either case, the result is countless wasted hours that you will simply never get back. Gifted kids seem especially prone to boredom in school, and it’s no wonder why. With a wide range of aptitudes in the class, teachers are forced to teach to the lowest common denominator, and the result is that gifted kids are left unchallenged and unstimulated. For the particularly gifted, a question sometimes arises: should they skip a grade?” (01/16/23)