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While almost any educator would agree that students deserve access to equal educational opportunities, many schools still sort students based on test scores or other criteria. There's a better way: one built on offering all students access to the best curriculum.
In this first-ever practical book that shows how educators can make detracking work, two authors from a large metro district explain how heterogeneous grouping can foster high achievement and diminish racial and socioeconomic gaps. Based on what's worked in actual elementary, middle, and high schools, the book lays out a clear argument against tracking and provides you with proven strategies for launching, sustaining, and monitoring a successful detracking reform, including
(ASCD Premium Member book, August 2008) 6" x 9", 180 pages.
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In Building Equity, Dominique Smith, Nancy Frey, Ian Pumpian, and Douglas Fisher, colleagues at San Diego’s innovative Health Sciences High & Middle College, introduce the School Equity Taxonomy, a new model to clarify the structural and interpersonal components of an equitable and excellent schooling experience, and the School Equity Audit, a survey-based tool to help school and teacher leaders uncover equity-related issues. Built on the authors’ own experiences and those of hundreds of educators throughout the United States, this book is filled with examples of policy initiatives and practices that support critical standards of equity and high-quality, inclusive learning experiences.