Having to repeat a year frequently does not attain the desired results because such an experience tends to expose a student to the same curriculum along with the same teaching approach. And, since these components didn’t work the first time, they are unlikely to work the second time as well. Furthermore, being retained could have a negative effect on a child’s self-esteem and confidence.
Consequently, instead of being held back, struggling students should be advanced to the next year as this approach along with effective tutoring tends to best meet their needs.
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