Education and Delinquency: Summary of a Workshop by Joan McCord, National Research Council Staff, Nancy Crowell,

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For example, teachers may divide children into reading groups based on their skills. Some schools divide students into classrooms based on their assumed ability to learn. These groupings typically also set off upper- and middleclass white children from all others. Workshop participants agreed that criteria for tracking should be monitored and that effects of tracking on both learning and behavior should be studied, especially among young children. Discussion also addressed the absence of evidence that ability grouping increased learning (Oakes, 1992).

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