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[xmca] Don't miss Fordham's new report on tracking and detracking (fwd)


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Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 15:19:00 -0500
From: The Education Gadfly <thegadfly@edexcellence.net>
To: twhitson@UDel.Edu
Subject: Don't miss Fordham's new report on tracking and detracking

New from Fordham -- Tracking and Detracking: High Achievers in Massachusetts
Middle Schools.

What are the implications of "tracking," or grouping students into separate
classes based on their achievement? Many schools have moved away from this
practice and reduced the number of subject-area courses offered in a given
grade. In this new Thomas B. Fordham Institute report, Brookings scholar Tom
Loveless examines tracking and detracking in Massachusetts middle schools,
with particular focus on changes that have occurred over time and their
implications for high-achieving students. Among the report's key findings:
detracked schools have fewer advanced students in mathematics than tracked
schools. Read the full report to find out more.

And please take a look at some of the coverage this report has generated so

National Journal:


Joanne Jacobs: http://www.joannejacobs.com/2009/12/untracked/

The Core Knowledge Blog:

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