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ERIC Number: EJ762563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1498
The Contours of Tracking in North Carolina
Kelly, Sean
High School Journal, v90 n4 p15-31 Apr-May 2007
In this analysis of North Carolina high schools the author examines school tracking policies using an amended version of Sorensen's (1970) conceptualization of the organizational dimensions of tracking. Data from curriculum guides in a stratified sample of 92 high schools reveal both consistency and variation in how tracking is implemented at the school level. Understanding the policies that promote inclusive course taking, or that affect other dimensions of tracking, such electivity and scope, is the first step to improving the implementation of tracking. Research on tracking will continue to be disconnected from school improvement efforts until the relationships between school policies, the organizational dimensions of tracking, and outcomes for students are understood. (Contains 2 tables and 6 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina