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Rasheed, Michelle – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2020
Understanding the nuances of the two individually specialized fields of rural education and gifted education is challenging for practitioners and education researchers. However, the combined field of "rural gifted education" has even more complexities. An examination of context and content in rural gifted education holds potential to…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Gifted Education, Academically Gifted, Place Based Education
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Hodges, Jaret – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2020
State databases offer researchers the opportunity to conduct research using data collected by states. These databases contain financial, demographic, and accountability data. Accessing and acquiring data from these repositories, though, can offer challenges to scholars interested in conducting research. This brief describes the type of data…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Use, Educational Research, Gifted Education
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Sewell, Christopher J. P.; Goings, Ramon B. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2020
Research on Black student presence in gifted and talented programs consistently illuminates issues with recruitment and underrepresentation. While enrolled, gifted Black students face a series of issues that affect their ability to persist and achieve, especially in nondiverse environments. This work examines the reflections of four Black adults…
Descriptors: African American Students, Underachievement, Student Adjustment, Adults
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Meyer, Melanie S.; Cranmore, Jeff – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2020
For students who decide to enroll in college after high school graduation, there are numerous factors to consider when searching for potential matches and choosing from the available options. Ten recent high school graduates who participated in self-selected, ability-grouped, advanced academic courses in high school were interviewed at the end of…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, High School Graduates, College Choice, High School Students
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Callahan, Carolyn M.; Azano, Amy Price; Park, Sunhee; Brodersen, Annalissa V.; Caughey, Melanie; Bass, Erika L.; Amspaugh, Christina M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2020
With increasing attention to examining cognitive strengths and achievements related to social and emotional variables, it is imperative that instruments developed and used to assess change be valid and reliable for measuring underlying constructs. This study examines instruments identified and/or developed to measure four noncognitive constructs…
Descriptors: Gifted Education, Affective Measures, Test Validity, Elementary School Students
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Chandra Handa, Manoj – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2020
The purpose of this study was to compare students' and teachers' perceptions of differentiated practices, student engagement, and the qualities of an effective teacher by fostering student voice. Participants included 802 students and 867 teachers from Northern Sydney government schools in Australia. The researcher used a convergent parallel mixed…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Individualized Instruction, Learner Engagement
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Gelgoot, Erin S.; Bulakowski, Paul F.; Worrell, Frank C. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2020
In flipped classrooms, students learn course content by watching flipped lessons (videos) outside of class time. During class, instructors guide learning by answering questions, facilitating projects, and fostering relationships with students. Although flipped classrooms are gaining popularity in secondary school settings, most research is…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Video Technology, Homework, Academically Gifted
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Maker, C. June – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2020
A persistent problem in education is underrepresentation of certain cultural and linguistic groups such as American Indian, African American, and Hispanic, in special programs for exceptionally talented students, especially in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The spatial analytical task, a performance-based assessment with…
Descriptors: Cultural Relevance, Spatial Ability, STEM Education, Evaluation Methods
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Zimmerman, Robert H.; Maker, C. June; Alfaiz, Fahad – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2020
A research team consisting of educators of gifted students, a scientist, and experts in measurement developed a performance-based assessment of life science skills and abilities. Four high schools in the Southwestern United States were the settings for field testing and implementation. Five levels of ratings were given: "unknown,"…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Student Evaluation, Biological Sciences, Academically Gifted
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Maker, C. June; Zimmerman, Robert H. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2020
Concept maps were created as one of six measures to identify exceptionally talented students during the Cultivating Diverse Talent in STEM (CDTIS) project, with the goal of identifying and nurturing talents in students from groups traditionally underrepresented in special programs. New methods were compared with conventional methods to select…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Expertise, Scientific Concepts, STEM Education
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Bahar, A. Kadir; Maker, C. June – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2020
A persistent problem in education is underrepresentation of certain cultural and linguistic groups such as American Indian, African American, and Hispanic, in special programs for exceptionally talented students, especially in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). An assessment with demonstrated reliability and validity as an…
Descriptors: High School Students, Minority Group Students, African American Students, American Indian Students
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Pease, Randy; Vuke, Mary; June Maker, C.; Muammar, Omar M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2020
Developing students' strengths while teaching the content required by national and state standards in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is challenging for classroom teachers. In the Cultivating Diverse Talent in STEM (CDTIS) project, the assessment results found in strength-based reports gave teachers the tools needed to…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Learner Engagement, Problem Solving, Ability
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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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Brigandi, Carla B. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
Children with gifts and talents benefit from participation in programs grounded in research-based models. Implementation fidelity, however, is a potential moderator of intended benefits. The purpose of this study was to examine one teacher's fidelity of implementation for Type III Enrichment, an evidence-based gifted education practice and…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Curriculum Implementation, Evidence Based Practice, Curriculum Enrichment
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El-Abd, Maria; Callahan, Carolyn; Azano, Amy – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
The present study investigated predictive factors of literacy achievement in third-grade students identified as gifted in rural schools. The sample consisted of 180 identified students in a total of eight districts, three of which were randomly assigned to the treatment condition and five of which were randomly assigned to the control condition.…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Literacy, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students
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