Sunday, February 17, 2008

Student grouping report

Classify students by skills, not age
With poor statewide elementary and middle-school test scores and college-attendance rates relative to the rest of the country, a recent Arizona Community Foundation report recommended that children's advancement should be guided by their existing skills, as opposed to classifying students merely by age.
Arizona Community Foundation and Ellis Center for Educational Excellence. (2008). Educating Arizona. Phoenix: Authors.

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