Is ability grouping making a comeback?

More educators report grouping students by skill level when teaching math and reading, according to a recent report by the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Some educators say that grouping is a good way to reach the diverse needs of today's learners, especially if grouping is flexible and based on regular reviews of student data. However, others argue that grouping can discriminate against minority and low-income students. Still, research shows a resurgence of this decades-old teaching method.

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