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Why do students have to repeat some levels many times?
This is to ensure that students have their mastery of the topic and to enable them to progress confidently to the next level.

In Kumon, students sometimes repeat the same worksheets, even if they achieved a perfect score. This is because a perfect score does not always indicate mastery of the topic. Factors such as the time it took the student to answer the worksheet and other points of observation are taken into consideration to determine whether the child is ready to move to the next level. The Instructor decides whether the student needs repetition.

How does the Instructor decide whether students progress or repeat?
Each set of the Kumon worksheets has the Standard Completion Time (SCT). The SCT is a criterion to determine whether it is beneficial for the child to progress to the next level or not. However, the SCT serves only as a reference. Most importantly, the Instructor carefully observes each student individually at the Center and decides whether a student needs repetition or not.


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