In search of reality: Unraveling the myths about tracking, ability grouping, and the gifted

@article{Fiedler1993InSO,
  title={In search of reality: Unraveling the myths about tracking, ability grouping, and the gifted},
  author={Ellen D. Fiedler and Richard E. Lange and Susan Winebrenner},
  journal={Roeper Review},
  year={1993},
  volume={24},
  pages={108 - 111}
}
The antitracking movement has suddenly become anti‐ability grouping, resulting in serious side‐effects for gifted students who currently are being served effectively in ability‐grouped programs that consistently meet their needs. Closer scrutiny of the research frequently cited reveals commonly‐held misinterpretations and misconceptions. Six commonly‐held myths are examined and discussed in relationship to educators’ efforts to provide the best instructional programs for all students, including… 

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