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    • Heterogeneous or Homogeneous Classrooms? No More Dilemmas! By Janie B. Amherst Regional High School
    • “The Prairie Would Be Silent If Only The Most Talented Birds Sang” • Old Midwestern Proverb
    • Excellence Equity
      • Homogeneous Classes (Grouped)
      • Access to equal education
      • Student placement conforms to race/ethnicity and class
      • Achievement gaps between groups widen
      • Stigma of lower groups
      • Heterogeneous Classes (Ungrouped)
      • Wider spectrum of student needs
      • Teachers teach to the middle
      • Gifted students are unchallenged
      • Alternative resources for remediation
    • How do we teach all the birds to sing?
      • Strive for Excellence and Equity Concurrently
      • More students learn more when they are all together.
    • What I Learned:
      • Education reform has eliminated most of the lowest groupings
      • Heterogeneous classes are good for most
      • Heterogeneous and homogeneous mathematic and science classes produce similar achievement results
      • Talented and Gifted Programs are the last frontier
    • Talented and Gifted Programs
      • TAG students are usually identified by traditional testing methods
      • TAG Programs favor certain racial and ethnic groups
      • Economically disadvantaged students are the most underrepresented students in TAG Programs
    • Comparing Classrooms
      • Heterogeneous Classes
      • Curriculum differentiation
      • Differentiated/Individualized Instruction
      • Flexible problem-solving
      • Cooperative and interactive learning strategies
      • Alternate assessment models
      • Enrichment strategies
      • Talented and Gifted Classes
      • Curriculum differentiation
      • Differentiated/Individualized Instruction
      • Flexible problem-solving
      • Interactive learning strategies
      • Alternate assessment models
      • Accelerated or enrichment activities
    • Why Can’t We Have Accelerated Schools for All?