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ability grouping  
DEFINITION
  • Ability grouping refers to the organizing of elementary and secondary students into classrooms or courses for instruction according to actual or purported ability. This entry briefly reviews the history of ability grouping in American public education and how the law has treated challenges to this practice in various types of settings, primarily when such grouping results in significant levels of segregation or discrimination based on race. [Source: Encyclopedia of Education Law; Ability Grouping]
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https://concepts.sagepub.com/social-science/concept/ability_grouping
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