Public education in the United States provides for kindergarten through grade 12 in a variety of grade arrangements, from the K-12 school to separate schools for single grades.Unfortunately, as Paglin and Fager (1997) point out: "Research has not provided definitive answers to the myriad possible questions about grade span, but the questions have never gone away. Available: How to Obtain ERIC Documents and Journal Articles: References identified with an ED (ERIC document)or EJ (ERIC journal) are cited in the ERIC database.
In the United States, eighth grade is usually the second or third year of middle school (junior high school), although some systems mark it as the final year of elementary school and some as the second year of high school (in Quebec or parts of Australia for example).
In countries like India and Pakistan, Grade 8 is commonly known as Class 8.
Den Jake, This is a serious question, because I find these situations puzzling.
In the third post of this thread I posted the link to the DIAA handbook, and pointed you to rule 2.7. Or perhaps it wasn't obvious that the post contained a link? Very confident after reviewing this and talking to AD that he will be good to go.
In OK, athletes cannot play Varsity, JV, Freshmen or even suit up & play in interschool scrimmages until they have completed the 8th grade. A local school was disqualified last year for the exact same thing.
They had a player on roster that ended up being a fifth year player. The thing is, the parents of the player supposedly did check with the AD and was told that is was allright.They are questions which arise whenever school reform, increasing or declining enrollment, or financial considerations bring about a reorganization of existing schools, the building of new schools, or consolidation of districts" (p. Much of the research available has been done on rural or middle schools. ERIC Documents (citations identified by an ED number) may be available in full text from ERIC at no cost at the ERIC Web site: The research on the "best" grade configuration is inconclusive. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (2002) provides data on the number of regular public school districts providing instruction and the percentage of students in membership, by grade span and by state, for the school year 2000-2001 ( Table 3). Directory of public elementary and secondary education agencies, 2000-2001 [Online]. Journal articles are available from the original journal, interlibrary loan services, or article reproduction clearinghouses.In the United States, Eighth Grade is most commonly thought to be a child's eighth year of education.However, for some, 8th Grade may be thought of as a child's 9th, 10th, or, possibly, 11th year of education.The Early Childhood and Parenting (ECAP) Collaborative is home to a number of projects that focus on educating and raising young children.