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Assouline, Susan G.; Ihrig, Lori M.; Mahatmya, Duhita – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2017
High-potential students from underresourced rural schools face barriers that reduce options for academic advancement, which widens the excellence gap between them and their more affluent, but similar ability peers. The goal of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of an expanded above-level testing model to identify high-potential rural…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Talent Identification, Models, Admission Criteria
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Adelson, Jill L.; McCoach, D. Betsy; Gavin, M. Katherine – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2012
This study examined the average effects of schools' third through fifth grade gifted programming policy in mathematics and reading on overall school achievement, on gifted students' achievement and academic attitudes and on nongifted students' achievement and academic attitudes. Data and results represent a broad, national look at school…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Academic Achievement, Programming, Grade 5
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Gavin, M. Katherine; Casa, Tutita M.; Adelson, Jill L.; Carroll, Susan R.; Sheffield, Linda Jensen – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2009
The primary aim of Project M[superscript 3]: Mentoring Mathematical Minds was to develop and field test advanced units for mathematically promising elementary students based on exemplary practices in gifted and mathematics education. This article describes the development of the units and reports on mathematics achievement results for students in…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Suburban Schools, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement