What is the meaning of "pull-out" in this sentence? I can't figure out the exact meaning even though I looked up the dictionary.

Schools that have adopted pull-out, team teaching, or block scheduling practices will only inaccurately be able to isolate individual teacher “effects” for evaluation, pay, or disciplinary purposes.

  • You'll need to provide more context for anyone to be able to tell you! Commented Mar 31, 2014 at 2:46
  • Try the Wikipedia entry on 'Gifted pull-out'.
    – neubau
    Commented Mar 31, 2014 at 2:53
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    A dictionary is not always the best resource you have at your disposal to look things up. Googling pull-out in education lead me to a number of sites with ready explanations. Commented Mar 31, 2014 at 3:01

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"Pull-Out" programs remove students from mainstream classrooms for a portion of the day in order to give them specialized instruction in particular areas - ESL, for example, or advanced areas of study for gifted students.

Pull-outs (also called "send-out" or "resource" programs) are an educational approach in which students are removed (or "pulled-out") from a heterogeneous (mixed-ability) classroom to spend a portion of their time with small groups of peers. Pull-outs tend to meet one to two hours per week.

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    Fantastic! I got the meaning of the word. Thank you so much.
    – user70500
    Commented Mar 31, 2014 at 3:57

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