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Version 1.1 – Updated August 2021

Detracking

Overview

  • Influence: Detracking
  • Domain: Classroom
  • Sub-Domain: Class composition effects
  • Potential to Accelerate Student Achievement: Likely to have a small positive impact
  • Influence Definition: An effort to organize students into academically mixed classrooms, reversing previous efforts to “track” students into academically different groups: honors, college preparatory, standard, and remedial courses, for instance.

Evidence

  • Number of meta-analyses: 1
  • Number of studies: 15
  • Number of students: 15,577
  • Number of effects: 22
  • Effect size: 0.09

Meta-Analyses

Meta-Analyses
Journal Title Author First Author's Country Article Name Year Published Variable Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Effect Size
Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine Rui USA Four decades of research on the effects of detracking reform: Where do we stand?—A systematic review of the evidence 2010 Detracking high schools 15 15,577 22 0.09
TOTAL/AVERAGE 15 15,577 22 0.09

Confidence

The Confidence is the average of these four measures, each divided into five approximately equal groups and assigned a value from 1 to 5 based on the following criteria:

  • Number of Meta-analyses
    • 1 = 1
    • 2 = 2–3
    • 3 = 4–6
    • 4 = 7–9
    • 5 = 10+
  • Number of Studies
    • 1 = 1–10
    • 2 = 11–50
    • 3 = 51–200
    • 4 = 201–400
    • 5 = 400+
  • Number of Students
    • 1 = 1–2,500
    • 2 = 2,501–10,000
    • 3 = 10,000–20,000
    • 4 = 20,000–100,000
    • 5 = 100,001+
  • Number of Effects
    • 1 = 1–100
    • 2 = 101–300
    • 3 = 301–600
    • 4 = 601–1,200
    • 5 = 1,200+
Confidences
Number of Meta-Analyses Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Overall Confidence
Confidence Factor 1 2 3 1 2
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