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.

Nearby words

  1. track record,
  2. track rod,
  3. track shoe,
  4. track spike,
  5. track suit,
  6. track-and-field,
  7. trackage,
  8. trackball,
  9. tracker,
  10. tracker dog

Origin of track system

First recorded in 1955–60

Also called tracking, ability grouping.

ability grouping

noun Education. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019