Opinion: Age grouping an anachronistic, 19th-century standard

04/26/2004 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

In an editorial, Denis P. Doyle, a member of the National Commission on Time and Learning, says performance-based instructional grouping is the only relevant model for the 21st century. Children have widely-differing developmental trajectories, which both sides of the social promotion debate have failed to recognize, Doyle writes.

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