Whole-School Detracking: A Strategy for Equity and Excellence

@article{Alvarez2006WholeSchoolDA,
  title={Whole-School Detracking: A Strategy for Equity and Excellence},
  author={D. Alvarez and H. Mehan},
  journal={Theory Into Practice},
  year={2006},
  volume={45},
  pages={82 - 89}
}
The Preuss School on the University of California, San Diego campus is dedicated to preparing all 700 of its students to be eligible to attend college when they graduate if they choose. Students, who must be from low-income families, are enrolled in a single college-prep track. Because students who enter the school as 6th graders may not have the academic preparation necessary to succeed in rigorous college-prep classes, the school provides a wide range of social and academic supports. Eighty… Expand
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