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ERIC Number: ED001268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Mar
Pages: 62
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A PROGRAM FOR THE ACADEMICALLY GIFTED.
POGAR, ELMORE E.
THE COMMUNITY AND EDUCATORS OF ABINGTON TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS, CONCERNED WITH THE EDUCATION OF THE GIFTED STUDENT, DEVELOPED A WORKING PROGRAM FOR THE ACADEMICALLY TALENTED STUDENT. THE STUDENTS INVOLVED IN THE PROGRAM WERE IDENTIFIED BY A VERBAL IQ OF 130 AND UPWARDS, AN ACHIEVEMENT OF TWO GRADES ABOVE GRADE LEVEL, A READING ACHIEVEMENT GRADE PLACEMENT OF TWO GRADES ABOVE GRADE LEVEL, EVIDENCE OF CREATIVE ABILITY, AND RECOMMENDATION OF TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS. THE OVER-ALL DESIGN INCLUDED ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS OF GRADE ACCELERATION, SUBJECT MATTER ACCELERATION, ENRICHMENT, CONTINUITY OF THE PROGRAM THROUGH ALL THE GRADES, CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, METHODOLOGY, SPECIAL MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT, AND PERIODIC EVALUATIONS. MORE SPECIFICALLY, THE PROGRAM IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OFFERED EARLY ADMISSION TO KINDERGARTEN, EARLY IDENTIFICATION, GRADE ACCELERATION, ABILITY GROUPING, AND ENRICHMENT. SOME OF THE ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES INCLUDED DEMONSTRATIONS, PREPARATION OF A RESEARCH REPORT, AND DRAMATIZATION. THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR GRADES SEVEN AND EIGHT INVOLVED GRADE ACCELERATION, ACCELERATION OF SUBJECT MATTER, ABILITY GROUPING, AND ENRICHMENT. THE PROGRAM FOR THE NINTH AND TENTH GRADES OF HIGH SCHOOL INCLUDED ACCELERATION IN GRADE, ACCELERATION OF SUBJECT MATTER, ABILITY GROUPING, ENRICHMENT, EARLY ADMISSION TO COLLEGE, SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM AND A FULL SCHEDULE. THE ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH GRADES OFFERED AN HONORS PROGRAM, A SEMINAR PROGRAM, A VARIETY OF SCHOOL CLUBS AND ACTIVITY GROUPS, A DIVERSIFIED CURRICULUM, LEADERSHIP TRAINING WORKSHOPS, COLLEGE-HIGH SCHOOL COOPERATIVE ACTIVITIES, TEACHER EXCHANGE, COLLEGE TEACHERS AS CONSULTANTS, AND ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM. ALSO INCLUDED WERE EARLY ADMISSIONS TO COLLEGE, EARLY COMPLETION PROGRAM, STUDY ABROAD, COLLEGE SUMMER PROGRAMS, EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AND RADIO, AND HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL SUMMER PROGRAMS.
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Authoring Institution: Abington School District, PA.
Identifiers: PENNSYLVANIA; Pennsylvania (Abington)