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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.
Also available as an e-book!
Drawing from his 26 years of experience, award-winning former principal Tim R. Westerberg explains how any high school can improve by eliminating general and remedial tracks, providing students the support they need to meet college- and career-prep standards, and ending curriculum anarchy with clear instructional goals.