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ERIC Number: ED002093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 1
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THE TRACK SYSTEM IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
BLACKE, EVIAS, JR.
THE FOUR AREAS PRESENTED ARE GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL INTELLIGENCE TESTS, ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, EDUCATIONAL GROUPING PROCEDURES, AND FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH LOW INCOME. A TRACK SYSTEM, OR ANY SYSTEM OF GROUPING, SHOULD PROMOTE RATHER THAN HINDER THE ACHIEVEMENT OF BOTH THE LOW-INCOME GROUPS AND THE HIGHER-INCOME GROUPS. THE PRESENT TRACK SYSTEM IN WASHINGTON, D.C., HAS MORE CHILDREN OF THE LOWER-INCOME GROUPS IN THE LOWER TRACKS. EVALUATION SHOWS THAT CHILDREN IN LOW-INCOME AREAS ARE NOT LESS INTELLIGENT AND THAT THEIR SUPPOSED LOWER INTELLIGENCE IS NOT THE REASON FOR THEIR BEING IN THE LOWER PART OF A TRACK SYSTEM. RATHER THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD IS SUCH THAT CHILDREN OF LOW-INCOME FAMILIES ARE NOT AMALGAMATED INTO THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY. THESE SCHOOLS DO NOT CONTEND WITH THE INHERENT DIFFERENCES OF THESE CHILDREN THAT THEIR EXPERIENCES PRIOR TO SCHOOL ARE POOR EMOTIONALLY, SOCIALLY, AND INTELLECTUALLY. INSTEAD, THESE SCHOOLS UNDERESTIMATE THE CHILDREN'S BASIC POTENTIAL AND OFFER LESS THAN CONTINUED OPTIMUM LEARNING CONDITIONS AND EXPERIENCES. IN DEVELOPING TRACKING SYSTEMS, CERTAIN FACTORS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED. THESE INCLUDE A REFLECTION OF INCOME DIFFERENCES IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS, A COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT TRACK SYSTEMS ALREADY OPERATING SUCCESSFULLY, AND A STUDY OF THE DROPOUT RATES IN THE TRACKS IN DIFFERENT INCOME AREAS IN THE CITY.
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Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; ILLINOIS; Illinois (Chicago)