PISA in Focus

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OECD
01 Sep 2014
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No.:
43
Pages:
4
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/5jxwwfp1ngr7-en

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  • One in eight students across OECD countries has repeated a grade at least once before the age of 15.
  • Many countries reduced the rate of grade repetition between 2003 and 2012.
  • One in five disadvantaged 15-year-olds has repeated a grade. Even among students with similar academic performance, the likelihood of repeating a grade is one-and-a-half times greater for disadvantaged students than for advantaged students.
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