While research has shown that there are neither benefits nor disadvantages to multigrade classrooms, what we know is this:
- Students in multigrade classrooms are able to experience grade specific subject material for 1 or 2 years before matriculating into the next grade.
- Older students in a multigrade classroom learn leadership and responsibility through working with younger students in their classroom.
- Younger students do better as they move up in grade because they have had the opportunity to "see" the concepts before they get to that grade.
- Teachers in multigrade classrooms are able to deliver content based on individual students' learning strengths and weaknesses due to the long-term relationship they have with their students.