Term: Age-Appropriate Grade Placement
Last Updated: 2007-06-12
In Manitoba, age-appropriate grade placement depends on both the month and year in which a child is born. Currently, for a child to be age-appropriately placed in Grade 1, the child must turn 6 by December 31st of their Grade 1 year. The age-appropriate range for children entering Grade 1 would be from the youngest age-appropriately placed children who turned 6 on December 31st of their Grade 1 year to the oldest age-appropriately placed children who turned 6 on January 1st prior to entering Grade 1. In other words, the appropriate age for a child to enter Grade 1 would be in the Fall of the calendar year, as opposed to academic year, in which the child is expected to turn 6.