Grouping for Core Instruction

   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 advanced learner are fourfold:

1.     to ease the delivery of appropriately differentiated curriculum to advanced learners with similar educational needs;

2.     to facilitate the use of appropriately differentiated instructional strategies to advanced learners with similar educational needs;

3.     to facilitate addressing unique affective needs in the most conducive manner;

4.     to allow advanced learners of similar abilities or performance levels to learn from each other.

    There are different ways to group students within the classroom and across classrooms. At Burroughs students are grouped within their classrooms for small group instruction in literacy and math and ability grouped across grade level classrooms for math instruction in grades 3-5.


NAGC Position on Grouping Advanced Learners