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    Demote a student

    Would you please give an demonstrative example using the phrase "to demote a student". I cannot understand how a student can be demoted.

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/demote

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    Re: Demote a student

    I'm not quite sure what they meant by that example. The only explanation I can think of is what I would call "putting a student back a year". If a student's performance is particularly poor, the teacher/head might feel that they need to repeat the year's studies again. I wouldn't call that demoting them.
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    Re: Demote a student

    American schools (in some states, at least) use the term "promote" to describe the usual movement of an elementary-school student from one grade to the next. I haven't heard this usage but I suppose "demote" logically means the opposite: moving a pupil from, say, fourth grade to third.
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    Re: Demote a student

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    American schools (in some states, at least) use the term "promote" to describe the usual movement of an elementary-school student from one grade to the next. I haven't heard this usage but I suppose "demote" logically means the opposite: moving a pupil from, say, fourth grade to third.
    Does this situation, moving a pupil to a back class really still happen in USA? It was only in the past in Turkey even though an important number of students make zero correct in national exams.

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    Re: Demote a student

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    Does this situation, moving a pupil to a back class really still happen in USA? It was only in the past in Turkey even though an important number of students make zero correct in national exams.
    The US has over three thousand school districts. In many respects (and this depends on the state), they're independent; they can set their own rules, use their own curricula, and use their own terminology. I don't know whether the practice is widespread but there's a good chance at least some of them may occasionally send a pupil back to a lower grade.
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