A brief selection of articles looking at ability grouping/setting that might be suitable for a Journal Club meeting. All are currently either Open Access or Free Access (limited time) – if you have access to paywalled articles there are loads more.
These are of differing lengths and whilst some may appear too long on first look, do scroll down to the bottom as there are some hefty appendices adding pages!
Factors deterring schools from mixed attainment teaching practice (Taylor et al, 2017) http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14681366.2016.1256908
Differentiation Doesn’t Work (Delisle, 2015) http://k12accountability.org/resources/Gifted-Education/Differentiation_Doesnt_Work.pdf (pdf)
The incidence and make up of ability grouped sets in the UK primary school (Hallam et al, 2013)http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02671522.2012.729079?src=recsys
Exploring the relative lack of impact of research on ‘ability grouping’in England: A discourse analytic account (Francis, 2016) http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1506169/1/Francis_Exploring%20the%20relative%20lack%20of%20impact%20of%20research%20on%20ability%20grouping%20FINAL.pdf (pdf)
It’s not which school but which set you’re in that matters: The influence of ability grouping practices on student progress in mathematics (Wiliam and Bartholomew, 2004) http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/1155/1/Wiliam2001BERApaper.pdf (pdf)
Inclusion and Problem-Based Learning: Roles of Students in a Mixed-Ability Group (Belland et al, 2009) http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19404476.2009.11462062