The Correlates of Tracking Policy

  title={The Correlates of Tracking Policy},
  author={Se{\'a}n Kelly and Heather E. Price},
  journal={American Educational Research Journal},
  pages={560 - 585}
In this analysis, the authors explore the relationship between the social context of high schools and school-to-school variation in tracking policies. The authors consider three explanations for the implementation of highly elaborated tracking systems: opportunity hoarding, status competition, and a technical-functional explanation. Building on the research methodology developed by Kelly, they conducted a content analysis of curriculum guides in a sample of 128 high schools to identify school… 

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