Hope everyone had a great 4th of July! Now that summer is official in session, some educators are probably thinking about how they are going to tackle the next school year.
Recently, some schools have been thinking about grouping students by skill instead of grade level in order to provide them with a better learning experience that caters to individual student’s needs.
Instead of teaching every student the same material at the same time at the same speed, students will have the opportunity to move on to the next level after they have mastered the subject, regardless of time frame.
Starting this fall, schools in Kansas City, MO will be switching 17,000 students to this system based on standardized test scores. Superintendent John Covington believes separating students by skill level and allowing them to work at their own pace will be a better strategy to learning.
What do you think about this idea? Could this put more pressure on teachers to maintain several different curriculum timelines? Share your opinion on the School Announcement Blog today!