For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1970 to 2019. The average value for the USA during that period was 6 years with a minimum of 6 years in 1970 and a maximum of 6 years in 1970.
The latest value from 2019 is 6 years. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 192
countries is 6 years.
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Definition: Primary school starting age is the age at which students would enter primary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade.