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Setting or mixed-ability grouping: research and advice

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Last updated on 11 September 2017
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What are the effects of setting compared to mixed-ability grouping? The EEF suggests that grouping pupils by ability is likely to be detrimental for all but high achievers. In this article, we also refer to other studies on the effectiveness of setting and mixed-ability grouping.

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  1. 1 Advantages and disadvantages
  2. 2 Same-ability grouping: impact on progress
  3. 3 Effects of setting in secondary schools
  4. 4 Mixed-ability teaching in secondary schools: advice

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