At what age should students be divided by academic ability?

02/24/2014 | Toronto Star, The

Schools in Ontario, Canada, are advised to wait until "upper secondary" grades to give students the responsibility of deciding between applied and academic learning paths, according to a report by the research and advocacy group People for Education. By waiting until grades 10 or 11 to divide students by academic ability, researchers found that low-income students can benefit. Currently, many Ontario schools require students as young as 13 to determine an academic path that will affect the rest of their lives.

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