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Track System (Education)

Scope Note: 
System whereby students of the same chronological age or grade level are assigned to different classes, programs, or schools (e.g., college preparatory programs vs. vocational programs) on the basis of perceived ability, achievement level, career/vocational choice, etc. (Note: Prior to Mar80, the term "Flexible Progression" was used for this concept)
Category: Educational Process: Societal Perspectives
Related Terms
Ability Grouping
Student Placement
Added to ERIC: 3/5/1980