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Teacher Discusses Students Moving Beyond Grade Level at Roots

Roots teacher, Lecksy Wolk, explains the school's philosophy for letting students move with mastery across grade levels rather than seat-time.


Transcript: Lecksy Wolk: We move them to the next grade. So ST Math doesn't necessarily recommend that, because they want kids – usually once you've hit the end of ST Math, that's like the end of your grade and you've done it. For us, it's like okay, so now you can do second grade math. Like, just because you're in first grade, there's no reason that you can't be doing second grade math? And a kindergartner that's moved up to first grade? Or a first grader that's moved up to second grade is probably in one of our higher groups getting first or second grade instruction already.