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Contributions of Research to the Classification, Promotion, Marking, and Certification of Pupils


by Arch O. Heck 1938

Important developments relative to both the theory and the practice of classification have taken place within the past few decades: (1) grade groups have become far less homogeneous than formerly; (2) ability grouping has become widely accepted; (3) the lack of complete homogeneity within ability groups has been better recognized; (4) increased recognition has been given to the fact that ability grouping is just a first step in trying to solve the problem of caring more adequately for individual differences; (5) the importance of adjusting methods and curricula to ability-group levels has been more widely recognized; (6) evaluation of ability grouping has shifted from the collection of opinions to the setting up of controlled experiments.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 37, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 39 Number 10, 1938, p. 187-199
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20781, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 8:15:41 PM

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  • Arch Heck
    Ohio State University
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    ARCH O. HECK is a Professor of Education at Ohio State University.
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