Research on Ability Grouping and Setting in Maths Classes

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I’ve been trying to tie together some of the various bits of research I’ve come across for and against ability grouping in maths. Below is what I’ve got so far, but would love any other pointers, for or against. The last 30 years’ research suggests setting marginally improves high-achievers, but to the detriment of everyone else. Sources are: DfES (2004) … Read More

Girls and Math – Part 1 | Psychology Today

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Drawing on meatanalysis of the literature and new data gathered as a result of "No Child Left Behind" the researchers find that "gender differences in performance were close to zero in all grades, including high school. […] Thus, girls have now reached parity with boys in mathematics performance in the U.S., even in high school where a gap existed in … Read More