Psychologie in Erziehung und Unterricht
Zeitschrift für Forschung und Praxis
Herausgeber: Köller, Olaf / Lewalter, Doris / Saalbach, Henrik / Walper, Sabine
Heft 3, 2014.
€ [D] 55,00 / € [A] 55,00
Wer überspringt eine Schulklasse?
Who Skips a Grade?
Summary: This study examines how often and in which form students use the option of grade-skipping in Germany and what characterizes those students. The database was derived from a sample of N = 4,103 students (grades 8 – 10), who were tested within the standardisation process of the national educational standards in mathematics. For these students data existed on their ma-thematical competence (educational standard items) and intelligence (subtests word analogies and figural analogies of the KFT 4 – 12 + R). Furthermore, we identified n = 33 (0,8 %) students by -questionnaire, who had already skipped one grade. Those accelerated students are predominantly boys, had skipped the grade during their first years at school and performed only slightly above-average on two cognitive ability scales. At the time the survey was conducted, 39 % did not attend a Gymnasium and 34 % had to repeat one grade after having been accelerated. While they report average grades in relation to their peers, their mathematical competence is well above average.
Keywords: Acceleration, grade-skipping, whole-grade acceleration, giftedness, talent
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