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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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McBee, Matthew T. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
Card and Giuliano's National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working paper on universal screening is discussed. This commentary provides a brief summary and critique of the article, proposes an explanation of the results in light of the author's research on the role of nominations or screening tests in the gifted identification process, and…
Descriptors: Special Education, Gifted, Educational Research, Economic Research
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Makel, Matthew C.; Wai, Jonathan – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
In their National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working paper, "Does Gifted Education Work? For Which Students?" Card and Giuliano (C & G) made an enormous splash in not just gifted education but also the world (e.g., "The Washington Post," "The Atlantic," Five Thirty Eight). In this commentary, we highlight…
Descriptors: Special Education, Gifted, Economic Research, Educational Research
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Lakin, Joni M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
A research paper by Card and Giuliano took advantage of a natural experiment in a large school district to explore the impact that universal screening policies had on the identification of historically underrepresented minorities in gifted and talented programs. The authors concluded that the universal screening system was more effective than the…
Descriptors: Special Education, Gifted, Screening Tests, Disproportionate Representation
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Coleman, Mary Ruth Blackwell – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
One of the most challenging decisions made by school system administrators each year is how to assign students to teachers. This decision, usually guided by the administrator's beliefs and values, has major implications for the teacher and the student. Collins and Gan undertook a complex study to examine the impact of grouping practices on student…
Descriptors: Scores, Limited English Speaking, Student Placement, Academic Achievement
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Adelson, Jill L.; Kelcey, Benjamin – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
In this commentary of "Evaluating the Gifted Program of an Urban School District Using a Modified Regression Discontinuity Design" by Davis, Engberg, Epple, Sieg, and Zimmer, we examine the background of the study, critique the methods used, and discuss the results and implications. The study used a fuzzy regression discontinuity design…
Descriptors: Special Education, Gifted, Program Evaluation, Regression (Statistics)
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Kettler, Todd – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
Bui, Craig, and Imberman assessed the impact of gifted and talented programs on student achievement using regression discontinuity and random assignment to gifted magnet schools. In both analyses, they found minimal impact of the gifted and talented programs on student achievement. This commentary addresses two concerns associated with the study.…
Descriptors: Economic Research, Educational Research, Gifted, Special Education
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Gentry, Marcia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
In this commentary on "Does Sorting Students Improve Scores? An Analysis of Class Composition" (Collins and Gan 2013), the author discusses the findings in Collins and Gan's study on grouping to provide appropriate-level instruction to promote students' academic growth. This commentary critiques the credibility and validity of the…
Descriptors: Scores, Academic Achievement, Credibility, Validity
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VanTassel-Baska, Joyce; Hubbard, Gail Fischer – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
This article focuses on the educational needs of rural gifted students in respect to their geographic isolation from challenge in the programs, services, and curriculum they receive in typical school settings. After a brief review of the relevant literature, it delineates the components and features of cognitive and metacognitive strategies found…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Educational Needs, Gifted Disadvantaged, Geographic Isolation
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Gallagher, James J. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
The author responds to the article by Warne, Godwin, and Smith (2013) on the question of whether there are more gifted people than would be expected in a Gaussian normal distribution. He asserts that the answer to this question is yes, based on (a) data that he and his colleagues have collected, (b) data that are already available and quoted by…
Descriptors: Gifted, Intelligence Quotient, Statistical Distributions, Intelligence Tests
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McBee, Matthew T.; Shaunessy, Elizabeth; Matthews, Michael S. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2012
Policies delegating control of educational policy to the local level are widespread, yet there has been little examination of the effects of such distributed decision making in the area of advanced education programming. We used propensity score matching to examine the effectiveness of locally developed policies for identifying intellectually…
Descriptors: Gifted, Educational Policy, Minority Groups, Disproportionate Representation
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Wellisch, Mimi; Brown, Jac – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2012
Gifted children who do not achieve often have problems with motivation and socioemotional adjustment and may also have learning disabilities. This article examines factors such as attachment difficulties and maternal depression as these may contribute to underachievement. The article reviews past and current practices of gifted identification and…
Descriptors: Gifted, Underachievement, Gifted Disadvantaged, Gifted Disabled
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Warne, Russell T. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
Reliability generalization (RG) is a meta-analysis that combines and synthesizes reliability coefficients from different studies to ascertain the average observed reliability across studies. An RG study was conducted on previously reported data from 16 samples of the Overexcitability Questionnaire--Two (OEQII) with a combined "N" of 5,275.…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Error of Measurement, Psychometrics, Generalization
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Picho, Katherine; Brown, Scott W. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
This study reported the development and validation of the Social Identities and Attitudes Scale (SIAS), a stereotype threat susceptibility measure. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses conducted with college students indicate that the scale possesses strong psychometric properties. The SIAS explained 65% of the variance in the items…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Attitudes, Measurement Techniques, Psychometrics
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Bembenutty, Hefer – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
This article examines the role of self-regulation of learning on assigned homework. The findings reveal positive relationships between homework activities and self-efficacy, responsibility for learning, and delay of gratification. This review shows a positive relationship between homework and a range of self-regulation skills that facilitates…
Descriptors: Homework, Assignments, Self Control, Role
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