Grouping students of like ability to work together on a short- or long-term basis.
The grouping of children based on their achievement in an area of study.
Placing students in groups based on ability or presumed ability as determined by test results, teacher assessment, and information provided by parents and students. Groups may remain together for the entire day based on presumed ability which is also called tracking, or students may be grouped or regrouped for different subjects based on actual progress. See also tracking.
Class assignment based on perceived ability of the students.
Placing students of similar ability in the same class or group for purposes of instruction. Research shows that when students are able to work with like minded peers, and the pace of instruction matches their ability, they experience fewer negative social-emotional issues and academic achievements are heightened.
Arrangement whereby students are assigned to groups on the basis of aptitude testing.
placement of students according to similar levels of achievement in some skill; homogeneous grouping achievement tests â€“ instruments that measure what a child knows academically and what he/she can do academically. Examples: Stanford Achievement Test, Iowa Test of Basic Skills.
Selection or classification of students for schools, classes, or other educational programs based on differences in ability or achievement.
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The practice of placing students with others with comparable skills or needs, as in classes or in groups within a class.
The instructional practice of grouping students according to their academic skills. School-based (or between class) grouping, also known as tracking creates entire classrooms with students of similar ability; within-class grouping forms groups of students of similar ability within an individual classroom. ( learn more)
Ability grouping is the practice, in education, of placing students into groups or classes based on their abilities, talents, or previous achievement. For example, an eight-year-old who could do complex mathematics would be placed in a more advanced class than another child of the same age who was struggling with basic mathematical concepts. Such grouping may be very fluid and temporary, such as when elementary reading teachers place children into small reading groups whose members may change several times throughout the school year.