ERIC Number: ED309871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
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An Annotated Bibliography of the Literature Dealing with the Effectiveness of Using Ability Grouping in the Elementary School Setting K-6.
Wolff, Judith A.
A literature review focused on the effectiveness of ability grouping in kindergarten through the sixth grade. A total of 28 annotations were organized in terms of: (1) types of grouping; (2) effects of ability grouping on behavior, self-concept, and friendship; and (3) academic achievement. Several studies found that students assigned to high ability groups obtain an achievement advantage over students in low ability groups. Other studies found that students assigned to low ability groups made little or no gains in achievement. In general, findings regarding the effects of ability grouping on elementary students were not conclusive. Recommendations for educational practice, a glossary, and a summary of study findings are included. (RH)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Information Analyses; Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Exit Project, Indiana University at South Bend.