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ERIC Number: EJ698310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 31
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3532
Addressing The Achievement Gap Between Minority And Nonminority Children By Increasing Access To Gifted Programs
Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Lee, Seon-Young; Ngoi, Mephie; Ngoi,Daphne
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v28 n2 p127-158 Win 2004
Project EXCITE is a collaborative program of a university-based gifted center and local school districts designed to prepare gifted minority elementary and middle school students for advanced tracks in math and science in high school. This paper describes the characteristics and components of the EXCITE program and gives data regarding the academic and school achievement of participating students over the past 3 years. Results showed that most of the students were retained in the program, earned high grades in math and science in school, and performed well on state criterion-referenced tests in math and science. There was a 300% increase of minority children qualifying for an advanced math class in grade 6 after 2 years of involvement in the program.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A