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ERIC Number: EJ1104801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
Trying out Acceleration for Mathematically Talented Fifth Graders
Maggio, M. Raine; Sayler, Micheal
Gifted Child Today, v36 n1 p20-26 Jan 2013
Parents and schools often notice the need for addressing advanced mathematical performance in elementary students. Many gifted programs do not offer differentiated or accelerated mathematics as part of their elementary school options. In this report, the efforts of one school system to identify and serve the needs of highly mathematically able elementary students are reported. The process involved a multiple pilot program with increasing levels of involvement across the district over a 3-year period. Initially, a small group of students were allowed modest acceleration at one school. After each of the first 2 years, the identification and acceleration practices were refined. In the 3rd year, the program option was offered to students across the entire district.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
IES Cited: ED565883