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Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Corwith, Susan – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
In this article, we review research on poverty, both poverty rates and the effects of poverty on academic achievement more generally and on the identification and services for low-income gifted children specifically. This review sets the stage for further discussion of the research findings on identification practices including the efficacy of…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Poverty, Academic Achievement, Academically Gifted
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Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Thomson, Dana – Gifted Child Today, 2015
When used informally, talent development refers to the deliberate cultivation of ability or giftedness in a specific domain. However, recent discussions have used talent development to refer to a particular framework for viewing giftedness and the education of gifted children. In this article, the authors will present their views on the meaning of…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Educational Practices, Cognitive Development, Individual Development
Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Steenbergen-Hu, Saiying – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2017
In this article, we advocate for a new movement in education, particularly an approach emphasizing blending research-based practice with practice-embedded research. We do so by describing and discussing Project Excite, a working example that demonstrates such a model in the context of gifted education. We first trace the history, the impetus, and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students, Academically Gifted
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Steenbergen-Hu, Saiying; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
In this study, we conducted binary logistic regression on survey data collected from 244 past participants of a Talent Search program who attended regular high schools but supplemented their regular high school education with enriched or accelerated math and science learning activities. The participants completed an online survey 4 to 6 years…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, STEM Education, Educational Experience, Interests
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Steenbergen-Hu, Saiying; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
The article by Davis, Engberg, Epple, Sieg, and Zimmer (2010) represents one of the recent research efforts from economists in evaluating the impact of gifted programs. It can serve as a worked example of the implementation of the regression discontinuity (RD) design method in gifted education research. In this commentary, we first illustrate the…
Descriptors: Special Education, Gifted, Identification, Program Evaluation
Steenbergen-Hu, Saiying; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2016
This methodological brief introduces basic procedures and issues for conducting a high-quality meta-analysis in gifted education. Specifically, we discuss issues such as how to select a topic and formulate research problems, search for and identify qualified studies, code studies and extract data, choose and calculate effect sizes, analyze data,…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Academically Gifted, Research Methodology, Research Problems
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Thomson, Dana; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula – Gifted Child Today, 2014
In the context of increasing interest and support for a developmental conception of giftedness, there is perhaps an ever-greater need for off-level testing for students with high potential. Off-level testing is no longer merely a single-use tool that helps administrators identify students for gifted programs, but provides essential information…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Evaluation, Ability Identification, Talent Development
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Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Clarenbach, Jane – Gifted Child Today, 2014
There has been a cry of alarm about the need for a new generation of thinkers, innovators, linguists, and creative problem solvers to meet the demands of the 21st century global economy and our national security needs. Thus far, the response to the clarion call has been underwhelming. The nation has not yet committed itself to changing K-12…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, National Competency Tests, Achievement Gap, Minority Group Students
Subotnik, Rena F.; Worrell, Frank C.; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2017
In 2011, Subotnik, Olszewski-Kubilius, and Worrell proposed a conceptual model for talent development applicable to all domains. Although grounded in available psychological research, significant questions remain regarding practical applications of each tenet of the model. In this article, we highlight a method of implementing the model's focus on…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Screening Tests, Mathematics Skills, Ability
Subotnik, Rena F.; Stoeger, Heidrun; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2017
The goal of this article is to convey a summary of research and conversation on talent development on the part of a small group of European and American researchers who participated in the Inaugural American European Research Summit in Washington. In the final hours of the summit, participants discussed the state of research on talent development…
Descriptors: Gifted, Talent Development, Educational Research, Educational Policy
Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Steenbergen-Hu, Saiying; Thomson, Dana; Rosen, Rhoda – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2017
This longitudinal study examined the outcomes of Project Excite on reducing minority students' achievement gaps in STEM over 14 years. Project Excite was designed to provide intensive supplemental enrichment and accelerated programming for high-potential, underrepresented minority students from third through eighth grades to better prepare them…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, STEM Education, Longitudinal Studies, Minority Group Students
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Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Subotnik, Rena F.; Worrell, Frank C. – Roeper Review, 2017
In this article we present research concerning important aspects of domain-specific giftedness. Specifically, we address the evidence regarding the relationship between specific abilities and achievement. Empirical evidence suggests that specific abilities have been used widely and validly for identification of exceptional talent in performance…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Correlation, Ability, Talent Identification
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Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Subotnik, Rena F.; Worrell, Frank C. – Roeper Review, 2017
In this article, we provide a response to the Active Concerned Citizenship and Ethical Leadership (ACCEL) model put forward by Sternberg (2017). Our commentary focuses on four critical areas that do not receive sufficient attention in Sternberg's proposed model: (a) the developmental nature of giftedness; (b) that giftedness is domain specific,…
Descriptors: Gifted, Talent, Talent Development, Intelligence Quotient
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Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula – Parenting for High Potential, 2011
In this article, the author describes her experience with her daughter, Grace, who always had an interest in art. She states that being the parent of a child who has talent in an area that is not one's own can be daunting. Here, she stresses the importance of understanding the unique developmental path of each child. Some students show their…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Rearing, Art Education, Art Expression
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Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula – Parenting for High Potential, 2011
In this article, the author discusses the meaning and importance of high grades and high achievement in terms of giftedness. She offers some reasons to tell children about the importance of school achievement. She suggests that good grades are no guarantee of eventual adult success, whether that is defined as a high income or a rewarding,…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent, High Achievement, Academic Achievement
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