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ERIC Number: EJ775461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6439
Personalized Learning in Detracked Classrooms
Garrity, Delia T.; Burris, Carol Corbett
School Administrator, v64 n8 p10-14 Sep 2007
Rockville Centre is a diverse, suburban school district serving approximately 3,500 students. Since 1981, the school has offered the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma. The IB diploma, which began in Rockville Centre as a gifted and talented program, is a comprehensive and challenging course of study in all subject areas. In this article, the authors describe how Rockville Centre was able to create a learning environment in which all students were prepared to take IB courses. To transform its high school instruction, Rockville expanded its detracking program. Detracking, combined with pre-IB curricula for all, resulted in a dramatic increase in the proportion of students enrolling in IB courses and in the proportion of students pursuing the full IB diploma.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A