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  1. Anecdotes do not “debunk” academic tracking or “grouping”.

    One current example supporting academic tracks for all learners.

    http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.3102/0034654316675417?journalCode=rera

    What One Hundred Years of Research Says About the Effects of Ability Grouping and Acceleration on K–12 Students’ Academic Achievement
    Findings of Two Second-Order Meta-Analyses
    Saiying Steenbergen-Hu, Matthew C. Makel, Paula Olszewski-Kubilius
    First Published December 1, 2016

    “Two second-order meta-analyses synthesized approximately 100 years of research on the effects of ability grouping and acceleration on K–12 students’ academic achievement. Outcomes of 13 ability grouping meta-analyses showed that students benefited from within-class grouping…… the effects did not vary for high-, medium-, and low-ability students.”

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