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  1. Grouping and Tracking Students in Math Classes - Mathematics Education at The Math Forum
    The Math Forum's page of collected Web resources on the pros and cons of heterogeneous math grouping or ability tracking. more>>


 
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  1. Access and Equity in Mathematics Education - EXTEND - Perspectives in Mathematics Education
    Links to information about providing access to higher mathematics for all students amidst continuing public debate about the wisdom of tracking and the role of federal, state, and local policy in enabling reform. Equity and Access in Mathematics Education; ...more>>

  2. Algebra Project: Organizing in the Spirit of Ella - Civic Practices Network (CPN)
    This math-science program in Cambridge, MA has organized local communities to help make algebra available to all 7th and 8th grade students, regardless of their prior level of skill development or academic achievement. This paper examines how the developers ...more>>

  3. The Benefits of Mixed-Age Grouping (ERIC Digest) - Lilian G. Katz
    "Goodlad and Anderson, who introduced the modern notion of the non-graded elementary school in 1959, raised our awareness of the fact that age is a crude indicator of what learning experiences children are ready for... The terms 'ungraded' and 'nongraded' ...more>>

  4. The Challenge of Detracking: Finding the Balance between Excellence and Equity - Lockwood, Cleveland; UEWeb
    Download this PDF for an introduction to and background of tracking; terminology, issues, and data showing prevalence and impact; and bibliography. ...more>>

  5. Detracking America's Schools: The Reform Without Cost? - Brewer, Rees, Argys; Phi Delta Kappan
    The practice of grouping school students by level of ability, known as tracking, has long been used in American public schools. In recent years, opponents of tracking have argued that below-average students are hindered by being grouped together, while ...more>>

  6. GFBrandenburg's Blog - Guy Brandenburg
    In his opening post, Brandenburg wrote, "I have been doing some research on educational progress (or lack thereof) in the Washington, DC school system before and after the reign of our media-darling school Chancellor, Michelle Rhee...." The retired high ...more>>

  7. Grouping: Articles and Research - Carolyn K., Hoagies' Gifted Education Page
    Articles and reports on grouping practices, primarily as related to the education of gifted children. ...more>>

  8. Grouping Practices (NCREL) - Pathways to School Improvement
    "Grouping practices - especially tracking - often have the effect of reducing equity." This article explores the negative effects of tracking and touches on cooperative learning. From the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL). ...more>>

  9. Individual Differences and the United States Education System - Douglas Trelfa
    An overview of ability grouping and tracking in the United States, from The Educational System in the United States: Case Study Findings, March 1999. A discussion of the diversity of beliefs found regarding the question of how to deal effectively and ...more>>

  10. Jo Boaler
    From the author of What's Math Got to Do with It?: How Parents and Teachers Can Help Children Learn to Love Their Least Favorite Subject. Watch a YouTube clip of Boaler teach using Inquiry Based Learning method, or click through her presentation entitled ...more>>

  11. One size fits all? - Mike Robison; Mathematics Dept., Michigan State University
    Age based tracking versus ability grouping in elementary school mathematics. A research paper on ability and age grouping that reviews the literature and makes suggestions for math education. ...more>>

  12. The Other Crisis in American Education - Singal (Atlantic Monthly)
    A look at potentially high achievers whose SAT scores have fallen, and who "read less, understand less of what they read, and know less han the top students of a generation ago." Includes statements like "schools that had 'severely declining test scores' ...more>>

  13. Pairing Like Students for Perseverance in Problem Solving - Marie Hogan
    Article about how one particular duo of eighth grade Pre-Algebra students, paired by ability level, overcame a contentious start to work together and "reach new heights of problem-solving proficiency." Originally published in the March, 2013, issue of ...more>>

  14. Sociological Foundations Supporting the Study of Cultural Diversity - Hugh Mehan, Univ. of California at San Diego
    In order to understand the barriers to educational equality faced by low-income cultural and linguistic minority youth, we need to understand the ways in which social class and ethnicity interact with language and culture. This paper examines various ...more>>

  15. Tracking - Education Week on the Web
    Should schools -- as the engine of democracy -- provide relatively similar curricula for all students? Or should they instead sort students by skill levels and prepare them for their different roles as adults? A discussion of the pros and cons of tracking, ...more>>


 
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