ERIC Number: ED186850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Program for Academically Talented Students.
Barthe, Charles L.
The elementary program for gifted and talented students in Willingboro, New Jersey, is called the Program for Academically Talented Students (PATS) and is in its third year of operation. The program is administered by the supervisor of reading/language arts and is taught by each of the ten building reading specialists who received special training through inservice programs. Nearly six percent of the students in grades four through six participate. Eligible fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students meet with the reading teacher for approximately two hours per week. Emphasis is on the process skills of critical, evaluative, and creative thinking and many self-directed learning projects are included. The needs of the gifted and talented students at the middle and high school levels in the district are met through an acceleration program in the following major subject areas: mathematics, science, social studies, English, and foreign languages. Students for programs at all levels are selected if they meet two of the following criteria: (1) An IQ of at least 130, (2) a 95% ranking on a standardized achievement test in the areas of math or reading, (3) an above grade level placement in reading or mathematics, and (4) teacher recommendation by completion of Renzulli's Scale for Rating Behavioral Characteristics of Superior Students. (MKM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (25th, St. Louis, MO, May 5-9, 1980).