Make sure the data used to form current groups is applicable to the current task/learning objective.
Grouping is most effective when it targets a specific skill. Teachers should vary instruction according to students’ needs and review groups frequently. It can be helpful for students to have Learning Logs to record what students did on a particular day. When planning for group instruction, teachers can use the acronym TAPS (Total Group, Alone, Partner, Small Group) to consider the variety of ways students can be flexibly grouped.