Grouping is an efficient vehicle for challenging advanced learners and for providing them with a peer group, an appropriately trained teacher, and an effectively differentiated curriculum. Grouping practices also narrow the range of learners in our classrooms, supporting teachers in their efforts to meet the needs of advanced learners. All children do not learn in the same way and at the same pace. Instruction must be modified for students who already know the material or are capable of learning the material more quickly. The purposes of grouping are:
Schools have flexibility on the grouping model(s) at each grade level including self-contained, cluster grouping, and regrouping for specific subject areas.