Study: Kindergarten Redshirting Rare

The Washington Post (9/17, Chandler) reports that according to a new study from the University of Virginia and Stanford University, kindergarten “redshirting” “is not as widespread as previously reported,” noting that some 4% of students are delayed by a year, whereas some past studies have placed that figure at from 5% to 19%. The Post adds that the study found that “most children who did delay kindergarten were not likely to struggle in school,” and that the current rate “is not large enough to exacerbate achievement gaps.”