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ERIC Number: EJ1066959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
Surveying Graduates of a Self-Contained High School Gifted Program: A Tool for Evaluation, Development, and Strategic Planning
Walker, L. D.; VanderPloeg, Merri Kae
Gifted Child Today, v38 n3 p160-176 Jul 2015
The authors describe a survey of graduates of a high school program for the academically gifted and argue that such data, both qualitative and quantitative, can add an important element to the evaluation of a program--in this case, a regional Governor's School--especially by using a Comparison group of high-achieving graduates of the same systems' regular programs. Confirming and amplifying the findings of state evaluators, the survey results show the value of the program's elements, especially the research strand. These elements draw from recommended practices, applying them to a hybrid pullout/self-contained program that serves classes who are together for 4 years in four core subjects. The survey thus has implications for program design and evaluation, while yielding implications for further research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
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