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Grouping for Core Instruction
Grouping for Core Instruction

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:

  • to ease the delivery of appropriately differentiated curriculum to advanced learners with similar educational needs
  • to facilitate the use of appropriately differentiated instructional strategies to advanced learners of similar educational needs
  • to facilitate addressing the differential affective needs in the most conducive manner
  • to allow advanced learners of similar abilities or performance levels to learn from each other

Schools have flexibility on the grouping model(s) at each grade level including self-contained, cluster grouping, and regrouping for specific subject areas.