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.
Origin of track system
First recorded in 1955–60
Also called tracking, ability grouping.
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