Ep. 74 – Jan. 7, 2019 – Who Benefits from Redshirting?

Many parents choose to wait an extra year before enrolling a child in elementary school, a practice known as redshirting. Does this practice benefit the children who are held back?

This week, Paul E. Peterson talks with Phillip Cook of Duke University, the co-author of a new study on the impact of delayed entry on student achievement.

The paper, “The School-Entry-Age Rule Affects Redshirting Patterns and Resulting Disparities in Achievement,” is co-written with Songman Kang.
https://www.nber.org/papers/w24492.pdf