Should teachers group students by their abilities?

07/23/2013 | Daily Record (Morristown-Parsippany, N.J.)

Ability grouping in schools -- which fell out of favor in the 1990s -- is increasingly gaining momentum, with a recent study showing that 70% of U.S. fourth-graders now are taught using the method. In this opinion article, three educators share their opinions about the practice. Among the educators is Barbara Keshishian, a math teacher in New Milford, N.J., who writes "the best way to bolster student achievement still centers on meeting students where they are and helping them move to the next stage of their development" -- a process she contends should be determined by teachers.

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