Late Enrollment Into School Case Study

Many Research studies suggest that most children are being put into the schooling system at way to early of an age which turns them off school and contributes to poor testing results. There are also studies that show children who start a year or two later, in school, are more well prepared and get higher test scores than those children who start earlier. In a research study conducted by Erdal Kucuker, he states “It was concluded from the analysis that the children who started school when 73-84 months old were more successful than those 60-66 months old.” and he found that children with a later start period did significantly better, statistically, “between test scores and first term average grade points according to the school entrance age” …show more content…
He discovered that in a group of five-year-old children, who were early entrants into the first grade, they were approximately seven months behind the average academic standards and achievement scores compared to the rest of their older, fellow peers. The young entrants scored significantly lower than children only a few months to a year older than them. This case study aimed at finding the relationship between school entering young children and came to the conclusion that to a certain degree a later enrollment can prove to be a factor of success for students. This was backed up in four of six studies conducted. One study in particular, used two groups, one of 54 students and the other of 50, to come to a conclusion. Halliwell found that out of both groups overwhelmingly benefitted from late enrollment. He saw that “only three boys and three girls…were considered maladjusted” to entering school at a later period who were from an older age group. Halliwell’s research shows that there are very few children who are considered to be behind by starting school …show more content…
This conclusion, that older beginning school age is advantageous rather than belief that it sets children back in terms of academics, consistently appears to be the case applicable to all ages of young children beginning school. Countless research studies, mentioned, suggest that most children are being put into the schooling system at way too early of an age, which turns them off to school and contributes to poor testing results. These studies show that children who start a year or two later, in school, are better prepared and get higher test scores than those children who start earlier. Those in support of later school enrollment want to see children have the best chance of doing well in school. They believe in giving children and finding the best possible means of an advantageous start in their intellectual careers. Supporters of a later school beginning ages not only want to see advantageous careers beginning with school but they also want to see children have a healthier image of themselves in terms of the success they believe they can

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