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

    One current example supporting academic tracks for all learners.


    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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