Opinion: Grouping students by ability helps teachers meet student needs

Grouping students in classrooms based on ability, rather than age, helps teachers meet individual student needs, writes Carol Peck, president and CEO of the Rodel Foundation of Arizona. Students move at their own pace, older students act as mentors to younger students, and the design offers flexibility to teachers and students, Peck writes. "I enjoy the creativity that this type of curriculum offers," one teacher said. "The instruction is much more meaningful for students as well as teachers."

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