Capstone Project Title
Restricted Capstone Project
Jana Lo Bello Miller
The research question addressed was: How can teachers more effectively differentiate instruction in detracked high school classrooms to close the opportunity gap? The response to this question culminated in a professional development workshop designed to increase teacher efficacy in differentiation and to aid teachers as their classrooms become more culturally, linguistically and academically diverse through the process of tracking reform. By exploring current literature around the opportunity gap and the impact of tracking and detracking, the author establishes that 1) the tradition of tracking in American schools is harmful particularly for students of color and 2) to successfully eliminate tracking systems, teachers must be provided with quality training in differentiation to meet the needs of all students.
A Path for Equity, Opportunity and Achievement
Niebur, Margaret, "Differentiation in the Detracked Classroom: A Path for Equity, Opportunity, and Achievement" (2019). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 425.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects