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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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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