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Gagnon, Douglas J.; Mattingly, Marybeth J. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
Completing Advanced Placement (AP) coursework is an important part of the selective college admissions process, and access to AP coursework can be viewed as a measure of equal opportunity. Relatively little research has fully examined how access to AP coursework is mediated by school characteristics. Rural schools are at a particular disadvantage…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Rural Schools, Success, Institutional Characteristics
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Kettler, Todd; Puryear, Jeb S.; Mullet, Dianna R. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
Definitions of rurality in education research are inconsistent, making generalization across studies difficult at best. We review published research in rural education between 2005 and 2015 (n = 17) and characterize the way each defined rural. A common technique for classifying rural schools is the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Gifted Disadvantaged, Gifted, Definitions
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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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Brulles, Dina; Peters, Scott J.; Saunders, Rachel – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2012
An increasing number of schools are implementing gifted cluster grouping models as a cost-effective way to provide gifted services. This study is an example of comparative action research in the form of a quantitative case study that focused on mathematic achievement for nongifted students in a district that incorporated a schoolwide cluster…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Action Research, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement
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Young, Adena E.; Worrell, Frank C.; Gabelko, Nina H. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
In this study, we used logistic regression to examine how well student background and prior achievement variables predicted success among students attending accelerated and enrichment mathematics courses at a summer program (N = 459). Socioeconomic status, grade point average (GPA), and mathematics diagnostic test scores significantly predicted…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement, Diagnostic Tests
Dove, Mary Jane; Pearson, L. Carolyn; Hooper, Herbert – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2010
The relationship between grade span configuration and academic achievement of 6th-grade students as measured by the Arkansas Benchmark Examination, which is the approved NCLB criterion-referenced annual assessment, was examined. The results of a one-between two-within analysis of variance for the 3-year state-wide study of 6th graders' combined…
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Academic Achievement, Grade 6, Statistical Analysis
Beghetto, Ronald A.; Kaufman, James C. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2009
Academic learning and creativity should be overlapping goals that can be simultaneously pursued in programs of advanced academics. However, efforts aimed at nurturing creativity and academic learning sometimes are represented as two related but separate paths; this separation is unnecessary and can undermine the development of creative and…
Descriptors: Gifted, Creativity, Academic Achievement, Holistic Approach
Skaggs, Gary; Bodenhorn, Nancy – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2006
Over a 4-year period, researchers measured several outcomes in 5 school districts initiating or enhancing character education programs. Based on student, teacher, and administrator surveys, there was a noticeable improvement in character-related behavior. In certain districts, suspension and drop-out rates also decreased after the implementation…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Values Education, Suspension, Discipline