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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
Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Lee, Seon-Young – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2004
This study involved 99 students who took honors-level courses and 87 students who took Advanced Placement courses through a gifted distance-learning program. Data showed that students' interests in the subject areas, the desire for enriching and accelerating themselves, and the unavailability of the courses in their home schools were the major…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Student Attitudes, Talent Development, Secondary Education
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Lee, Seon-Young; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Peternel, George – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2009
Project EXCITE is a program for minority students that supplements the regular school offerings with an emphasis on enhancing students' interest and performance in math and science. This study examines the experience and perceptions of 14 student participants in the program and their parents. In student and parent interviews, Project EXCITE was…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Minority Groups, Supplementary Education, Educational Experience
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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Subotnik, Rena F.; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Worrell, Frank C. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2012
In this monograph, the authors advanced a set of interrelated arguments: The abilities of individuals do matter, particularly their abilities in specific talent domains; different talent domains have different developmental trajectories that vary as to when they start, peak, and end; and opportunities provided by society are crucial at every point…
Descriptors: Gifted, Talent Development, Psychology, Talent
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Lee, Seon-Young; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Peternel, George – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2010
This study supported the use of acceleration for gifted minority students in math. The gifted minority students in this study viewed taking accelerated math courses as exciting and beneficial for preparation for high school and college and particularly liked the challenges they encountered while taking advanced classes. They enjoyed working ahead…
Descriptors: Gifted, Peer Influence, Minority Groups, Acceleration (Education)
Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula – Gifted Child Today, 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…
Descriptors: Minority Group Children, Academic Achievement, Academically Gifted, Suburban Schools
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Lee, Seon-Young; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2005
This study examined how local schools responded to students' outside-of-school summer courses, particularly regarding the awarding of credit and appropriate placement. It involved 262 middle and high school administrators of students who had attended a gifted summer program at a local university. Survey data showed the critical influence of the…
Descriptors: Credits, High Schools, Student Placement, Administrators
Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Clarenbach, Jane – National Association for Gifted Children (NJ1), 2012
This report takes a comprehensive look at achievement for low-income promising learners--past, present, and future. At its core, it challenges the nation to move beyond its near-singular focus of achieving minimum performance for all students, to identifying and developing the talent of all students who are capable of high achievement, including…
Descriptors: Gifted, Academic Achievement, Evidence, Program Effectiveness
Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Lee, Seon-Young; Ngoi, Mephie; Ngoi,Daphne – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 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…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Minority Group Children, Criterion Referenced Tests, Academic Achievement
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Lee, Seon-Young; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2006
This study involved 15 secondary-level teachers who taught fast-paced classes at a university based summer program and similar regularly paced classes in their local schools in order to examine how teachers differentiate or modify instructional methods and content selections for fast-paced classes. Interviews were conducted with the teachers…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Secondary School Teachers, Summer Programs, Interviews
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Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Lee, Seon-Young – Roeper Review, 2004
Based on survey responses from 187 parents of students who attended the Saturday Enrichment Program (SEP) at the Center for Talent Development (CTD) of Northwestern University, this study showed that overall, parents perceived favorable effects of the program on their children's talent development, especially academic talent development. As a…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Enrichment Activities, Talent Development, Talent
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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
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Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula – Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, 1998
This paper describes the purpose and rationale of a "talent search" effort to identify gifted students through use of off-level testing. Three components are stressed: diagnosis and evaluation of domains and levels of talent; educational placement and guidance; and talent development opportunities. Research supporting the talent-search…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Academically Gifted, Acceleration (Education), Elementary Secondary Education
Lee, Seon-Young; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Donahue, Rob; Weimholt, Katrina – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2008
The need for quality service-learning programs has increased according to greater interest in service-learning and civic engagement for academically gifted students. The Civic Leadership Institute (CLI), a 3-week residential program for gifted adolescents, is a service-learning program created to help academically talented students explore complex…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Service Learning, Residential Programs, Summer Programs
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