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ERIC Number: ED232347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
[Individual Progress Program for the Extremely Gifted Student in the Greater Seattle Area.]
Norsen, Barbara G.; Wick, Christine
The Individual Progress Program (IPP) is an approach designed to serve extremely advanced gifted students (grades 1 through 9) in the Seattle area. IPP is intended to meet students' unmet educational needs by allowing them to progress at their own accelerated pace through a broadly based curriculum while also pursuing interest areas. The program features a two step identification procedure, flexibility in program placement, diagnostic testing and ongoing monitoring, and adaptation of the existing curricula around three specific themes (patterns, origins, and systems). Mathematics, language arts/reading, social studies, and science components are part of the IPP program. Enrichment activities include individual student projects. IPP also stresses students' social/emotional development and fosters parent/community involvement in the program. Evaluation data has revealed IPP students had significantly higher scores in reading comprehension, language mechanics, and math computation than did a control group of high achievers. (CL)
Barbara Norsen, Seattle Public Schools, 815 4th Ave., North, Seattle, WA 98109 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A