Told you so! We’ve known this in secondary schools for years. Repeaters are still behind when they reach Year 7.

Low-achieving students held back by repeat years
Sarah-jane Collins
The Sydney Morning Herald
11 Oct 2011

STUDENTS who are kept back at school because of concerns about their social development or maturity are no better off then those who advance to the next grade despite their problems, a new study has found. The research, by the Sydney University…read more…