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The grouping and movement of students across grade levels through continuous assessment and instructional practices. This is accomplished by assessing each studentís educational development on a regular basis and providing the appropriate curriculum and instruction.


Multiple assessments such as; National Tests, State Tests, Achievement Tests, End of Book Tests, Chapter Tests, Writing Assessments, Skills Assessments, Portfolios, Rubrics, Teacher Evaluations, Letter Grades, etc. are evaluated to determine instructional needs. Children with similar instructional needs are grouped to form learning communities. The configuration of each learning community continually changes as each studentís instructional needs change over time. Since students are appropriately grouped for instructional needs, expectations are high for each student.