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  1. Mar 2016
    1. Ensures that vital information is provided to educators, families, students, and communities through annual statewide assessments that measure students' progress toward those high standards.

      Naturally, not every student is capable of reaching those high standards but, ability based grouping will help those students reach those standards.

  2. Feb 2016
    1. When students are grouped by ability, then collaborative work becomes important because this type of learning environment is heavily dependent on team work.

      This prevents the one or two "smart" students in the group from doing all the work because all the students are on the same academic level.

    2. Students can move at their own pace: When students are grouped together based on skill level, the pressure is lessened of when the topic must be covered.

      This is probably the most apparent benefit to ability based grouping.

    1. Between-class grouping - a school's practice of separating students into different classes, courses, or course sequences (curricular tracks) based on their academic achievement

      This is how i envision the education system should look.

    2. Within-class grouping - a teacher's practice of putting students of similar ability into small groups usually for reading or math instruction
    3. Proponents of ability grouping say that the practice allows teachers to tailor the pace and content of instruction much better to students' needs and, thus, improve student achievement.
  3. Dec 2015
    1. While localvorism sounds superb in theory, it is proving quite difficult in practice. To begin with, there are dozens of different definitions as to what local is,

      Localvores want to put their movement into action but there is a flaw because people have different definitions for what local is

    1. Lean finely textured beef is safe, asserts Al Almanza, administrator of USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

      even though it is just the scrap meat, 'pink slime' is still safe to eat.

    2. Considered by the beef industry to be an impressive innovation, lean finely textured beef is made from the remnant scraps of cattle carcasses that were once deemed too fatty to go into human food.

      The textured beef is made of just scraps and waste that was not going to be put into food.