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ERIC Number: ED442743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Pages: 14
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Can Ability Grouping Help Educators Meet Higher Educational Standards?
Petrello, Nora
This paper presents different perspectives on homogeneous and heterogeneous ability grouping of students on an elementary school level. The teachers and administrators were surveyed to discover their preferences and attitudes toward homogeneous and heterogeneous class design and ability grouping within the classroom. Many journal articles advocated heterogeneous grouping. Teachers, however, advocated homogeneous grouping. Additionally, three ability groups (high, middle, and low) were examined to see whether each individual group benefited from heterogeneous or homogeneous grouping. Results found that the lower ability group benefited the most from heterogeneous designs and ability grouping. (Contains 10 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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