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INSTRUCTION PROVIDED TO STUDENTS OF DIFFERENT ABILITIES IN A WITHIN-CLASS SETTING



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ABSTRACT Title of dissertation INSTRUCTION PROVIDED TO STUDENTS OF DIFFERENT ABILITIES IN A WITHIN CLASS SETTING Barbara L Chorzempa Dissertation directed by Professor Steve Graham Department of Special Education This study was designed to examine primary grade teachers use of within class ability grouping including if the operation and dynamics of ability grouping differ for above average average and below average readers Characteristics of the teacher school and classroom were also examined to determine if these variables predict teachers use of ability grouping 600 randomly selected primary i e first second and third grade teachers from throughout the United States were asked to complete a questionnaire 222 elected to participate 272 declined participation and 106 were eliminated from the study for a variety of reasons e g retired maternity leave no longer a primary grade teacher or employee thus yielding a response rate of 45 In addition to demographic information about the teachers their students and the schools participants responded to a series of questions designed to assess teacher efficacy in reading beliefs about reading instruction and beliefs about ability grouping Teachers who use ability grouping were further asked to answer a series of questions about how ability groups operate for aboveaverage average and below average readers in their class Results showed that 63 of the teachers questioned either reported 55 or were identified 7 as using ability grouping through open ended questions Statistically significant results were noted when comparing the instruction provided to and materials used with students of varying ability Furthermore three variables i e beliefs about ability grouping years teaching and location were also found to contribute to the prediction of teachers use of ability grouping Future research and limitations are also addressed INSTRUCTION PROVIDED TO STUDENTS OF DIFFERENT ABILITIES IN A WITHIN CLASS SETTING by Barbara L Chorzempa



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