When should you let your gifted child skip grades? Children image via www.shutterstock.com October 13, 2016 Should I grade-skip my gifted child? Jonathan Wai, Duke University; Ann Lupkowski Shoplik, University of Iowa, and Susan Assouline, University of Iowa About two out of seven children are likely bored in their classrooms, as they aren't learning much that is new. Should these children skip grades? What's the evidence on grade-skipping?