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What Do You Think Of Using Ability Groups & “Tracking”?

By Larry Ferlazzo — May 08, 2013 1 min read

This week’s “question of the week” is:

“What does research say about use of ability groups/tracking, and how have you seen it used or misused? What are workable alternatives?”

Please share your thoughts in the comments or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me.

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