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Closing the Achievement Gap by Detracking

Publisher: Phi Delta Kappan, 86(8)
Page Numbers: 594-598

Achievement follows from opportunities, and the persistent practice of tracking denies a range of opportunities to large numbers of students. That a disproportionate number of these students are minorities is one of the underlying reasons that the achievement gap has remained so persistent. The authors describe how a diverse suburban district in New York narrowed the gap by offering its high-track curriculum to all students.