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From the ECS State Policy Database: Instructional Approaches--Tracking/Ability Grouping - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

Using Assessment Data to Guide Math Course Placement of California Middle School Students - Taking some of the guesswork out of identifying which 8th graders would succeed in Algebra I, researchers found the Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project's Grade 7 test is a good predictor. It has a 77 percent success rate and results are available immediately whereas the Grade 7 California Standards Test results aren't available until the next school year. (Chun-Wei Huang, Jason Snipes and Neal Finkelstein, REL West, September 2014)...

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