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Tan, Dongyao; Yough, Mike; Desmet, Ophélie A.; Pereira, Nielsen – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
This study investigated middle school students' beliefs about intelligence and differences in the development of intelligence across ages, beliefs about giftedness and the development of giftedness, and how beliefs about intelligence and giftedness were related. A total of 52 eighth graders from two regular classes (n = 36) and one gifted class (n…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Beliefs, Academically Gifted, Intelligence
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Crabtree, Lenora M.; Richardson, Sonyia C.; Lewis, Chance W. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
Systemic inequities in educational opportunities contribute to reduced economic mobility. Extensive research has documented disproportionality in gifted education at national and state levels. However, limited research examines inequities in gifted education within districts. Informed by critical systems theory (CST), this research provides an…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, STEM Education, Social Mobility, Occupational Mobility
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Storz, Mark; Hoffman, Amy – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2018
As an urban middle school begins to implement the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, this study explores the process of experiencing a curricular change from the perspective of the teachers and students themselves. Through the use of a mixed methods approach, key administrators, teachers, and students were interviewed in the first…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Advanced Placement Programs
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Pereira, Nielsen; Bakhiet, Salaheldin Farah; Gentry, Marcia; Balhmar, Tahani Abdulrahman; Hakami, Sultan Mohammed – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
This study examined the psychometric properties and measurement invariance of the Arabic version of "My Class Activities" (MCA), an instrument designed to measure students' perceptions of interest, challenge, choice, and enjoyment in classrooms. Scores of 3,516 Sudanese students in Grades 2 to 8 were used. Confirmatory factor analysis…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Gifted
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Horak, Anne K.; Galluzzo, Gary R. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of problem-based learning (PBL) on student achievement and students' perceptions of classroom quality. A group of students taught using PBL and a comparison group of students taught using traditional instruction were studied. A total of 457 students participated in the study. Pre- and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Middle School Students, Problem Based Learning, Academic Achievement
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Ben-Eliyahu, Adar; Linnenbrink-Garcia, Lisa; Putallaz, Martha – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
The relations of academic and social goal orientations to academic and social behaviors and self-concept were investigated among academically talented adolescents (N = 1,218) attending a mastery-oriented academic residential summer program. Results supported context effects in that academic mastery goal orientations predicted academic (in-class…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Academically Gifted, Residential Programs
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Gilson, Cindy M.; Little, Catherine A. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
Asking questions that invite students to access advanced thinking skills during classroom discourse is a key strategy for challenging and supporting high-ability middle school readers. This critical teaching practice requires careful teacher listening. However, empirical research around teachers' "listening orientations," or how teachers…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Reading Teachers, Listening Skills, Enrichment Activities
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Margot, Kelly C.; Rinn, Anne N. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
To provide further generalizability for the results garnered by two previous studies, the authors conducted a methodological replication. In addition to adding to the body of replication research done with gifted students, the purpose of this study was to examine perfectionism differences among gifted adolescents in regards to gender, birth order,…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Academically Gifted, Adolescents, Replication (Evaluation)
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Swan, Bonnie; Coulombe-Quach, Xuan-Lise; Huang, Angela; Godek, Jaime; Becker, Deborah; Zhou, Yan – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2015
Researchers used case study methods to investigate a virtual learning lab (VLL) in a rural school district that was created in 2011 as a way to better meet the unique needs of exceptional students who are considered gifted. Data were collected through focus groups, classroom observations, interviews, and reviewing relevant documents. Topics…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Case Studies, Middle School Students, Rural Schools
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Stoddard, Jeremy D.; Tieso, Carol L.; Robbins, Janice I. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2015
This article presents findings from a large-scale curriculum development, quasi-experimental study. Participating teachers implemented four U.S. history units in their diverse middle-grade classes; these units were developed to engage underachieving students in challenging history and democratic citizenship curriculum and instruction featuring…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Curriculum Development, Underachievement, United States History
Little, Catherine A.; McCoach, D. Betsy; Reis, Sally M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
Reading instruction often does not focus on appealing to student interests, offering choice, or responding to the needs of advanced readers. In this experimental study, we examined the effects on achievement of an instructional approach involving choice, differentiated instruction, and extensive, supported, independent reading, with corresponding…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Individualized Reading, Individualized Instruction, Reading Achievement
Gilson, Cindy M.; Little, Catherine A.; Ruegg, Ashley N.; Bruce-Davis, Micah – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
Asking questions to promote higher-level thinking is often promoted as a way to challenge students, especially talented readers, to think more deeply about text and share their thinking. Recent research in a variety of educational fields has indicated that follow-up questions may be used to move all students forward in their abilities to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Questioning Techniques, Thinking Skills, Elementary School Students
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Yang, Yang; Gentry, Marcia; Choi, Young Owan – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2012
This study examined the reliability and validity evidence of using the translated version of My Class Activities with South Korean elementary students, and differences between gifted and general students' perceptions of their regular classes and gifted students' perceptions of the pull-out program and their regular classes. Confirmatory factor…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Student Attitudes, Academically Gifted, Test Reliability
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Simms, Kathryn – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2012
This study compared immigrant and nonimmigrant educational achievement (i.e., the immigrant gap) in math by reexamining the explanatory power of race and socioeconomic status (SES)--two variables, perhaps, most commonly considered in educational research. Four research questions were explored through growth curve modeling, factor analysis, and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Achievement Gap, Mathematics Achievement, Race
Pereira, Nielsen; Peters, Scott J.; Gentry, Marcia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2010
My Class Activities (MCA) is an instrument that has been used for evaluation of university-based Saturday enrichment programs, but was originally normed using students in regular schools. A sample of MCA scores from 826 students in grades 3-8 from a Saturday enrichment program was used. Four different MCA models were evaluated: (a) the original…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Program Evaluation, Enrichment Activities, Factor Structure
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