Are Disadvantaged Students more Likely to Repeat Grades? [E-Book] / Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Paris : OECD Publishing, 2014
4 p. ; 21 x 29.7cm.
PISA in Focus ; 43
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One in eight students across OECD countries has repeated a grade at least once before the age of 15. Many countries reduced the rate of grade repetition between 2003 and 2012. One in five disadvantaged 15-year-olds has repeated a grade. Even among students with similar academic performance, the likelihood of repeating a grade is one-and-a-half times greater for disadvantaged students than for advantaged students.