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    Acceleration or skipping grades

    Folks

    Does anybody know the official policy within the NYC DOE? Is acceleration or skipping grades still done?

    Thanks

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    Things such as repeating a grade or in contrast skipping a grade are really not done any more in the NYC DOE public school system. Instead, allegedly "a student receives the support they need to succeed" (sic)
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    How old is your child and what grade(s) are you hoping to be skipped?

    School is not just about academics but also for social development and skipping a grade is depriving a child a full year of that.

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    UPK currently and hoping to get into 1st grade - reasons being I spent some time with 1st grade books from a neighbor and then even 2nd grade books and did some testing and my child performed quite well

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    What kind of books are we talking about? What kind of testing are we talking about? What does quite well mean?
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    brain quest workbook grade 2, sholastic 2nd grade english and some other books and homework given by the local school right before they closed because it's a red zip code

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    any comment on that gregstutoringnyc?

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    I'm not sure I'm getting the full picture, so'll issue an executive summary that's likely erroneous on multiple points: It sounds like you're saying that you have a 4 year old academically capable of starting 3rd grade? If not, please elaborate. Thanks.
    Passionate tutor of Elementary School subjects specializing in NY state tests, and the specialized high/middle school tests (SHSAT, Hunter, TACHS/CHSEE, ISEE, SSAT, ERB, ...)

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    Why don't we start with official DOE policy first before potentially wasting our time on a discussion about my child's capabilities. If acceleration is or isn't offered by the DOE?

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    Acceleration means different things to different people. What type of acceleration are you referring to?
    Passionate tutor of Elementary School subjects specializing in NY state tests, and the specialized high/middle school tests (SHSAT, Hunter, TACHS/CHSEE, ISEE, SSAT, ERB, ...)

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