Grouping Students - Well according to what I have seen it is not a good thing for students I also have seen that it is very widely used by teacher

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Well according to what I have seen it is not a good thing for students. I also have seen that it is very widely used by teacher because its easyer for them to teach the same ability of students. Here are some reasons from the article as to why it is harmful to students The criteria we use to group kids are based on subjective perceptions and fairly narrow views of intelligence. Tracking leads students to take on labels — both in their own minds as well as in the minds of their teachers — that are usually associated with the pace of learning (such as the "slow" or "fast" learners). Because of this, we end up confusing students' pace of learning with their capacity to learn. We associate students' placement with the type of learners they are and therefore create different expectations for different groups of students. Once students are grouped, they generally stay at that level for their
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