or track·ing sys·tem
[ trak sis-tuh m or trak-ing sis-tuh m ]
/ ˈtræk ˌsɪs təm or ˈtræk ɪŋ ˌsɪs təm /
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.
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- track record,
- track rod,
- track shoe,
- track spike,
- track suit,
- tracker dog
Origin of track system
First recorded in 1955–60
Also called tracking, ability grouping.
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