track system

or track·ing sys·tem

[ trak sis-tuh m or trak-ing sis-tuh m ]
/ ˈtræk ˌsɪs təm or ˈtræk ɪŋ ˌsɪs təm /

noun Education.

a system whereby students are separated into different groups or classes according to test scores or relative scholastic ability, as to assure that gifted students are not inhibited by slower learners.

Origin of track system

First recorded in 1955–60
Also called tracking, ability grouping.

Definition for ability grouping (2 of 2)

ability grouping

noun Education.


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