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Kai Zhuang Shum; Shannon M. Suldo; Elizabeth Shaunessy-Dedrick; Lindsey M. O'Brennan – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2024
In this study, we used an extreme case approach to examine the facilitators and barriers of cognitive engagement among freshmen in Advanced Placement (AP) or Pre-International Baccalaureate (IB) courses. Twelve ninth-grade AP/IB students participated in semistructured interviews focused on cognitive engagement. After analyzing the data using a…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Advanced Placement, High School Freshmen, Grade 9
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Rachael A. Cody; Gregory T. Boldt; E. Jean Gubbins – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2024
This study used a mixed-methods design to examine teachers' responses to professional learning on mathematics differentiation. Grade 3 classroom teachers (N = 28) attended four 2-h professional learning sessions and an additional 2 h individually on differentiation and completed pre- and post-surveys with quantitative and short response items…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Faculty Development, Grade 3, Mathematics Instruction
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Amy K. Graefe – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2024
Past research has indicated that teachers' use of relational power directly influences students' sense of empowerment and that students who feel empowered are more likely to be motivated. This phenomenological, retrospective study investigated gifted high school students' perceptions of power and empowerment within their classrooms and the…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Classroom Techniques
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Dongsim Kim; Dahyeon Ryoo; Myunghwa Lee – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2024
This study aimed to develop and validate a scale of parental competency of science-gifted students in South Korea. The parental competency of science-gifted students is constructed in three dimensions (Learner, Fosterer, Scientist) from the literature review. We in-depth-interviewed science-gifted students and parents to discover the competency…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Achievement, Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students
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Megan Parker Peters; Emily Mofield – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2024
We employed a mixed methods research design using survey data to examine gifted students' perceptions of implicit theories of intelligence, giftedness, need for cognition, and goal orientations. Eighty-one gifted middle-school students completed the Mindset Assessment Profile (MAP) plus open-ended questions concerning giftedness, expectations,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Middle School Students, Gifted, Intelligence
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Milinga, Joseph Reginard; Amani, Jaquiline; Lyakurwa, Suitbert Emil – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2023
Previous research supporting differentiated instruction (DI) has led to its adoption in different countries as a promising pedagogical framework for addressing diverse learners' needs. To date, there exists little information on DI from Tanzania especially when competence-based education and inclusion are being embraced. To address this gap, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individualized Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, High School Students
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Ellegood, William A.; Bernard Bracy, Jill M.; Sweeney, Donald C., II – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2023
This article presents an analysis of the participation of Texas public school districts in the Advanced Placement (AP) program for academic years ending 2013 through 2019. We develop and estimate to a panel of school district data a hurdle count model composed of: (1) a first stage fixed effect binomial logistic regression model of the probability…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Public Schools, School Districts, Access to Education
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Chandra Handa, Manoj – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2023
Our aspirations for gifted learners in talent development programs need to go beyond the development of expertise, creative productivity, and eminence. It is argued that wisdom development should be the ultimate goal of educating gifted learners. It is not merely what talents gifted learners develop, but how they use these talents, which will…
Descriptors: Gifted, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Isaksen, Scott G. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2023
Creativity is increasingly seen as a key human capability that can be deliberately developed. Correspondently, a proliferation of tools, techniques, and methods are available in the academic and popular literatures. Creative problem-solving (CPS) is one framework among these, and has a 70-year history of research and development. This essay…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Development, Problem Solving, Creative Thinking
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Gilson, Cindy M.; Alhibs, Mashael; Haas, Benna S.; Rearick, Elisha; Garner, Jamie D.; Kathman, Lesli L.; Airhart, Alexandria; Peplinski, Josie – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2023
We conducted a document analysis study in response to a request from district-level gifted education specialists about additional services to support their gifted high school students. Given the fact that these students are diverse in many ways (e.g., readiness, interest areas, and backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, culture, gender identity, and…
Descriptors: School Districts, Gifted Education, Academically Gifted, High School Students
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Janessa Bower; Selcuk Acar; Ugur Kursuncu – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2023
The demand for a creative workforce has never been higher, yet schools struggle to teach and assess creativity among students efficiently. Compositions are an effective way to incorporate creativity across the curriculum; however, essays are time consuming to evaluate for quality or creativity. This study explored (a) if high creativity scores are…
Descriptors: Creativity, Academic Language, Writing (Composition), Advanced Placement
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Ophélie A. Desmet; Sandra Camargo Salamanca; Hyeseong Lee; Abdullah Tuzgen – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2023
Using PISA 2012 data, we conducted multilevel modeling analyses to explore how student-teacher relationships (STRs) affected mathematics motivation across EU countries. We compared this relationship across high and low achievers and explored how sex, economic, social, and cultural status (ESCS), ability grouping, class size, and teacher intentions…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Teacher Student Relationship
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Stephen M. Ponisciak; Karen M. Morris – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2023
The Advanced Placement Teacher Investment Program in Indiana (AP-TIP IN) program trains teachers to prepare students for college with rigorous math, science, and English coursework using the College Board Advanced Placement Program®. The program's goals are to increase enrollment in math, science, and English Advanced Placement® courses, and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Faculty Development, Advanced Placement Programs, Enrollment
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Kadir Bahar; Erdogan Kaya; Xiaolu Zhang; Eter Mjavanadze – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2023
This study explores the direction and magnitude of racial disparities on three advanced placement (AP) computer science (CS) exams, namely AP CS Principles, AP CS A, and AP CS AB, based on the test scores of more than one million students who have taken AP CS exams between 1997 and 2020. Using Mann-Kendall test and Sen's slope procedures we found…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Academic Achievement, High Achievement
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Henderson, Lesley; Gilbert, Desiree; Duffield, Alice; Farrall, Janet – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2022
Using a Design Thinking (DT) approach, the ChallenGE Project in South Australia (SA) was an innovative professional learning (PL) program that was developed, implemented, and researched by three Senior Educational Consultants from the Association of Independent Schools of South Australia (AISSA) and one academic from Flinders University over three…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Gifted Education, Foreign Countries, Design
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