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Holding kids back in third grade helps their academics in high school

Repeating third grade does not reduce students’ chances of completing high school. In fact, it improves their preparedness for high school and their performance while enrolled.

 
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Relationship Matters

Kids are more likely to internalize a behavior if someone they have a relationship with, that they feel securely connected to, values those behaviors. 

 
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Class Size

Kids K-3 perform better when class size is reduced.

 
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Noise

Noise in a kid's living situation is associated with lower auditory and verbal skills.