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Brulles, Dina; Winebrenner, Susan – Educational Leadership, 2012
Schools need to address the needs of their students with high ability. Not only does this raise achievement levels schoolwide, it also attracts students from surrounding districts and recaptures advanced learners who left the school because their needs weren't being met. One practical intervention--cluster grouping--provides an inclusive…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cluster Grouping, Gifted, High Achievement
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Gresham, Frank M.; Vellutino, Frank R. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2010
A fundamental assumption in the identification of specific learning disabilities (SLD) has been that the presence of a severe discrepancy between ability and academic achievement is a valid marker for the presence of a SLD. This assumption is based on the notion that discrepant low achievers constitute a unique group of children who are different…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Intelligence Quotient, Learning Disabilities, Low Achievement
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Safir, Marilyn P. – Sex Roles, 1986
Contrasts results of studies examining sex differences in intellectual functioning in the U.S. and Israel, in cities and on Kibbutzes. Findings indicate cross-cultural and intracultural influences challenge validity of theories that suggest a biological basis for sex differences in intellectual abilities. (SA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Cultural Images, Elementary Secondary Education