ERIC Number: ED309580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: 0
AIM High Program Manual.
Austin Independent School District, TX.
The AIM High Program was developed for elementary school children in the Austin (Texas) Independent School District who demonstrate unusually high ability, interest, and motivation in language arts, mathematics, science, and art. Students are identified for the program through standardized test scores, teacher recommendation, student interest, work samples, and a cognitive abilities test. Six instructional strategies support the AIM High curriculum: problem-solving, higher-level thinking, research skills, creative and productive thinking, writing as a process, and rapid mastery of the basics. Following an introductory section, this manual contains sections on organization of the AIM High Program at individual schools; the process of identifying students for AIM High; the instruments used in identifying students; special considerations in identifying students, including information on transfer students, student improvement plans, and program exit procedures; the AIM High language arts curriculum, mathematics curriculum, science curriculum, and bilingual curriculum; characteristics and training of AIM High teachers; giftedness definitions and characteristics of gifted students; and principles of differentiated curricula. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX.
Note: The Office of Gifted Education was also involved in the preparation of the document.