Several primary schools switch to mixed-ability classes

Ai Tong School is among those that have grouped pupils of uneven academic abilities in classes where they take most of their subjects together.
Ai Tong School is among those that have grouped pupils of uneven academic abilities in classes where they take most of their subjects together.PHOTO: ST FILE

Parents' concerns allayed as schools move away from grouping pupils according to academic performance

While many primary schools are sticking with the traditional approach of grouping pupils by academic achievement, some are moving away from sorting pupils by how well they do in exams.

In a bid to blur the distinction between pupils, a number of schools have introduced mixed-ability classes, where children have different strengths.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 06, 2019, with the headline 'Several primary schools switch to mixed-ability classes'. Print Edition | Subscribe