Welner, Kevin G.
Tracking Trounces Test Scores
University of Colorado - Boulder
Benefits of de-tracking in U. S. high schools.
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Vol. 69, No. 7, pp. 15-17
- De-tracking led to improved academic performance for students at all achievement levels and to better school climate.
- After de-tracking, "racial relations are much better".
- Tracking continues to be popular for several reasons: 1. teachers in a school with tracking system don't want to change the way they teach 2. schools don't have resources for support classes and professional development necessary to eliminate tracking 3. some educators and parents believe that without tracking, high-achieving students would more likely be assigned to low-performing teachers and be exposed to disruptive classmates.
- Tracking supporters tend to be high-achieving citizens more likely to have their voices heard.
Journal Article Empirical Research
Ability Groups, Academic Achievement, Detracking, High School, Tracking
Secondary Survey Data
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- South Side High School in Rockville Centre, New York
- Noble High School in North Berwick, Maine
- Regents exam scores