ERIC Number: ED048381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Ability Grouping: 1970 -- I. Common Practices in the Use of Tests for Grouping Students in Public Schools.
Findley, Warren G.; Bryan, Miriam M.
The history of ability grouping, especially since 1920, is reviewed and three recent surveys on its use are described. Current data was collected from school officials in all states concerning: the grade levels at which grouping is used; the length of time it has been used; the bases on which students are assigned to groups; the number of students involved; the percentage of these students from low socioeconomic backgrounds; the percentage of these students who are non-white; and what the respondee considers are the advantages and disadvantages of grouping. Teacher preferences are summarized. The data is reported in detail and the questionnaire employed is included. See TM 000 502-504 for descriptions of Parts 2-4 of the study. (PR)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Ability Identification, Administrator Attitudes, Age Grade Placement, Classification, Criteria, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Homogeneous Grouping, Lower Class Students, Minority Groups, Public Schools, School Districts, Teacher Attitudes
Dr. Morrill M. Hall, Director, Center for Educational Improvement, College of Education, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30601. Identify the title and the part needed (Single copies)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Coll. of Education.