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The tracking wars : state reform meets school policy

Author: Tom Loveless
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the 1980s a nationwide reform movement sprang up in opposition to "tracking," the controversial practice of schools grouping students by ability and organizing curriculum by level of difficulty. Officials in two states, Massachusetts and California, adopted policies urging middle schools to reduce or abandon tracking. In this book, Tom Loveless describes how schools reacted to these recommendations and discusses  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Loveless
ISBN: 0815753063 9780815753063 0815753055 9780815753056 0815736355 9780815736356 0815736363 9780815736363
OCLC Number: 41184970
Description: xi, 194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Implementing Tracking Reform --
2. The Origins of Tracking Reform --
3. The Schools Respond --
4. Influences on Tracking Policy --
5. Governing Reform --
6. Tracking and the Subject Area --
7. The Classroom, the Teacher, and Tracking Reform --
8. The Fate of Reform.
Responsibility: Tom Loveless.

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