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Old 05-05-2017, 07:42 AM
 
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In my district, grade skipping is rarely done in elementary school. In high school, it is common for high achieving students to take online classes or attend summer school to graduate early, or to take AP or dual enrollment courses to get a head start on college.

I would be curious to know if the gifted teacher or the regular ed teacher is suggesting this. The gifted teacher should know that this is not a best practice under most circumstances.

That having been said, I think there are situations when grade skipping might be appropriate. If a student is working at least 2 grade levels above his/her current placement in ALL subjects, has an IQ of 145 or higher, has a fall birthday making him/her one of the oldest students in the class, is exceptionally precocious or emotionally mature for his/her age, and is physically one of the biggest kids in the class, then grade skipping would be appropriate. But the likelihood of having ALL of those factors in play is very rare.

I think your SIL is wise to not push her daughter to grow up too fast.
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