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Mix It Up! The Benefits of Mixed-Ability Groups: IgnitED Research Video


Students benefit from working on a skill or learning target in small groups with others who are at different ability levels in that skill, likely through developing a growth mindset around the target skill and through gaining a better understanding of their own strengths. In this installment of IgnitED Research, we investigate the power of grouping students who are at different levels on an academic skill.

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