Date of Award

Spring 6-6-2023

Author Requested Restriction

Restrict to UW for 1 year - then make Open Access

Work Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)




The focus of this paper is to identify whether student tracking impacts students' emotional well-being and if so, determine in what ways it does impact them. The major themes of this paper are the social implications of student tracking, students’ feelings of inclusion, and student grouping. Research indicates that there is a relationship between student tracking and students' emotional well-being, and it also identified the negative impacts tracking has on students’ emotional well-being and overall educational growth. The findings were that student tracking can exacerbate preexisting inequalities for students; students are negatively impacted emotionally based on where they are tracked and or placed; tracking can negatively impact students' development of their sense of self.