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ERIC Number: EJ746299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
Addressing the Achievement Gap between Minority and Nonminority Children: Increasing Access and Achievement through Project EXCITE
Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula
Gifted Child Today, v29 n2 p28-37 Spr 2006
Project EXCITE was developed and implemented specifically to raise the achievement of gifted minority students in a large suburban school district of Chicago so that they could qualify for advanced programs and accelerated tracks in high school in mathematics and science. This paper describes the goals, components, eligibility, and selection procedures of the EXCITE program. The number of students annually nominated for Project EXCITE, the number and percentage selected, and reasons for attrition, are presented in tabular form. The four components described herein, aimed at addressing the major factors contributing to the achievement gap are parent education and support, peer support, academic enrichment, and individualized talent development. The author concludes by stating that while Project EXCITE has increased minority students' access to accelerated and advanced programs, accomplishing high achievement commensurate with students' abilities within those programs is more difficult. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois