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Adams, Tempestt R.; Williams, Brian K.; Lewis, Chance W. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2020
Early college high schools are small schools designed to increase college and career readiness for groups underrepresented in higher education. While some research has focused on student experiences in the early college environment, few have specifically examined the perceptions of Black male students. The purpose of this study was to examine the…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, High School Students, Student Experience
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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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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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Maker, C. June – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2020
In the Cultivating Diverse Talent in STEM project, funded by the National Science Foundation in the United States, new assessments were developed, field tested, used to identify students with exceptional talent in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and compared with existing methods (grade point average [GPA], letters of…
Descriptors: Talent Identification, STEM Education, Diversity, Creativity
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Alfaiz, Fahad S.; Pease, Randy; Maker, C. June – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2020
During the Cultivating Diverse Talent in STEM (CDTIS) Project, a team of scientists, teachers, and a researcher developed a performance-based assessment of high school students' creative problem-solving skills and ability to apply physical science principles in practical ways. It was one of six measures to identify exceptionally talented students.…
Descriptors: Physical Sciences, Performance Based Assessment, High School Students, Talent Identification
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Graefe, Amy K.; Ritchotte, Jennifer A. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
Hispanic students participate in advanced programming at a much lower rate than their White peers. Although Advanced Placement (AP) can have a positive impact on future academic success and attainment of long-term goals, limited research has investigated factors that contribute to AP success for gifted Hispanic students. This study examined…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Advanced Placement, Tests, Academic Achievement
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Wu, I-Chen; Pease, Randal; Maker, C. June – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
This investigation was to explore perceptions of students who participated in the Cultivating Diverse Talents in STEM project in an R1 university through (a) university-based summer internship program, (b) subsequent school-year research internships, and (c) successive summer workshops or internships. Thirteen high school juniors from diverse…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Special Programs, Talent Development, STEM Education
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Dixson, Dante D.; Roberson, Cyrell C. B.; Worrell, Frank C. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
Grit, growth mindset, ethnic identity, and other group orientation are four psychosocial variables that have been associated with academic achievement in adolescent populations. In a sample of 105 high achieving African American high school students (cumulative grade point average [GPA] > 3.0), we examined whether these four psychosocial…
Descriptors: African American Students, Correlation, Psychological Patterns, Social Influences
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Ben-Eliyahu, Adar; Linnenbrink-Garcia, Lisa; Putallaz, Martha – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
The relations of academic and social goal orientations to academic and social behaviors and self-concept were investigated among academically talented adolescents (N = 1,218) attending a mastery-oriented academic residential summer program. Results supported context effects in that academic mastery goal orientations predicted academic (in-class…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Academically Gifted, Residential Programs
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Ritchotte, Jennifer A.; Suhr, Diana; Alfurayh, Naif F.; Graefe, Amy K. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
High achieving students or "bright children" are often denied access to gifted services because they do not meet "gifted" criteria. Although psychosocial factors play an integral role in academic success, and can be useful in providing a clearer picture of student need, they are seldom considered in the decision to identify a…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Academically Gifted, Student Characteristics, Talent Identification
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