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Unformatted text preview: Keeping Track she found that “race more than ability determined which students were placed in which tracks, and that lower-tracked students had fewer learning opportunities.” (Sadker p178) In my own education I was in first track through most of my years. Fifth through eighth grade I was in an advanced math class and in high school was in first track and took some advanced placement (AP) classes. Personally I loved being tracked. In some general classes in high school students from all the tracks were mixed because the classes were a requirement for all to graduate (art/computer/health classes). I found myself falling asleep because of the content of what was being taught; just going over and over and over the material. But in the first track and AP courses it was much better paced for my level of learning and I found myself better challenged. Overall I was glad I was tracked into a higher level because it suited my pace of learning and satisfied my appetite for learning....
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- Fall '07
- JEANNIE OAKES, Matthew Fende Tracking, slower students, intellectually gifted students