posted by Mary .
Why are instructional levels important in education.
A child's education is like climbing a ladder in a way. If he/she misses some rungs on the bottom, the way to the top will be blocked or made much more difficult.
After all, you certainly wouldn't expect to successfully teach Algebra I to a kindergartener, right? Education is a long, somewhat slow building process, day by day, month by month, year by year. This is another reason why cram courses for SAT or ACT or whatever generally don't work well for students with very poor elementary (and maybe middle) school preparation.