ERIC Number: ED345365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
The Effects of Ability Grouping on Attitude in the Secondary School.
Denno, Wayne R.
Findings from a study that examined the effects of homogeneous ability grouping on the attitudes of secondary students toward themselves and their learning experiences are presented in this paper. Methodology involved administration of an attitudes questionnaire to 110 students enrolled in the 10th- and 11th-grade English classes at a high school in San Joaquin Valley, California. The attitudes toward self and learning experiences of high ability grouped students were compared with those of low ability grouped students. Findings indicate that no significant differences existed in attitudes toward self or learning experiences between high and low ability grouped students. Asian students reported significantly less satisfaction with their learning experiences than did White students. Factors in students' attitudes included teaching assignments, opportunities to take a variety of classes, and other unknown variables. Five tables are included. (20 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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