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Peters, Scott J.; Matthews, Michael Stuart – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
The commentaries in this special issue as well as the articles they address contribute to the knowledge base about advanced learners, how they are identified, and how they are best served. In our Editors' commentary, we have organized our thoughts following the same order in which the commentaries appear in the remainder of this issue. As the…
Descriptors: Special Education, Gifted, Economic Research, Educational Research
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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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Furtwengler, Scott R. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2015
The present study sought to determine the extent to which participation in a post-secondary honors program affected academic achievement. Archival data were collected on three cohorts of high-achieving students at a large public university. Propensity scores were calculated on factors predicting participation in honors and used as the covariate.…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Postsecondary Education, Academic Achievement, High Achievement
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Dai, David Yun; Rinn, Anne N.; Tan, Xiaoyuan – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2013
The purposes of this study were to (a) examine the presence and prevalence of the big-fish-little-pond effect (BFLPE) in summer programs for the gifted, (b) identify group and individual difference variables that help predict those who are more susceptible to the BFLPE, and (c) put the possible BFLPE on academic self-concept in a larger context of…
Descriptors: Gifted, Academic Achievement, Individual Differences, Summer Programs
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Matthews, Paul H.; Mellom, Paula J. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2012
Mixed-method evaluation of two iterations of month-long summer enrichment programs for English-learning secondary students investigated impacts on participants' beliefs about school and academic achievement, and on actual course choices, test outcomes, and graduation rates. Students (N = 85) from one ethnically diverse, high-poverty high school in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, English Language Learners, Enrichment Activities, Summer Programs
Li, Yan; Alfeld, Corinne; Kennedy, Rebecca Prince; Putallaz, Martha – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2009
Through their participation in a seventh-grade talent search in 1996-1997, students qualified to attend a summer program at Duke University's Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP). of the North Carolina students in this group, some attended at least one summer program in middle school and others had qualified for but did not attend a summer…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Summer Programs, Talent, Educational Attainment
Cleary, Timothy J.; Platten, Peter; Nelson, Amy – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2008
Impacting the academic performance of high school students in core academic content areas is important because of the high-stakes nature of secondary school course grades relative to their vocational and post-secondary pursuits. Getting students to become more active, strategic participants in their learning by teaching them empirically supported…
Descriptors: Intervention, School Psychologists, Academic Achievement, Learning Strategies
Bembenutty, Hefer – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2007
Self-regulated learners engage in self-generated thoughts, actions, and feelings while pursuing academic goals. The most successful learners use appropriate learning strategies and maintain high levels of motivation. Few studies on the self-regulation of learning have examined individual differences such as gender and ethnicity among college…
Descriptors: College Students, Delay of Gratification, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
Reyes, Reynaldo, III – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2007
Many students of Mexican descent must learn how to be successful students. This study describes 5 students of Mexican descent from situationally marginalized lives who were a part of a support and retention scholarship program (College Assistance Migrant Program--CAMP). These case studies document how they perceived their learning and how they…
Descriptors: Mexican American Education, Mexican Americans, Dropouts, Success
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