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Burns, Kathleen; Ellegood, William A.; Bernard Bracy, Jill M.; Duncan, Mimi; Sweeney, Donald C., II. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
This article presents an exploratory case study examining the effects of different early college credit programs on time to baccalaureate degree attainment at a metropolitan Midwestern United States land grant university. We developed a Cox proportional hazards regression model of a students' time to degree attainment as a function of their…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, High Schools, Higher Education, Acceleration (Education)
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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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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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Warne, Russell T. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
Card and Giuliano conducted a regression discontinuity study in a large Florida school district to investigate the magnitude of academic benefits of the district's gifted program. They found that for children identified as gifted through an intelligence test, the program provided few or no benefits. But children who were admitted to the gifted…
Descriptors: Special Education, Gifted, Program Evaluation, 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
Firmender, Janine M.; Gavin, M. Katherine; McCoach, D. Betsy – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine whether relationships existed between teachers' implementation of two specific discourse-related instructional practices and students' mathematics achievement in geometry and measurement as part of a research study on the effectiveness of an advanced mathematics curriculum for kindergarten and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Correlation, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction
Gubbins, E. Jean; Callahan, Carolyn M.; Renzulli, Joseph S. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
One component of the Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act was provision for research on a national scale. In response, The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT) was created to design and implement a research portfolio. Based on emphasis in the Javits Act on underrepresented populations, on issues of…
Descriptors: Gifted, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Research and Development Centers
Robinson, Ann; Cotabish, Alicia; Wood, Betty K.; O'Tuel, Fran S. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
When well-considered and grounded in current knowledge, program evaluations of services to gifted learners can be a powerful tool for increasing practitioners' knowledge and self-efficacy, and for effecting positive programmatic changes. The Arkansas Evaluation Initiative (AEI) in Gifted Education, a Jacob K. Javits-funded project, was implemented…
Descriptors: Gifted, Program Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Attitude Change
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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
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Van Voorhis, Frances Landis – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
Homework represents one research-based instructional strategy linked to student achievement. However, challenges abound with its current practice. This paper presents the results of three 2-year longitudinal interventions of the Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS) homework program in elementary mathematics, middle school language arts,…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Homework, Middle Schools, Family Involvement
Miller, Rachelle; Gentry, Marcia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2010
Enrichment programs can provide various social and academic benefits for high-potential learners. However, students from low-income families receive fewer opportunities for academic enrichment than students from higher income backgrounds. This qualitative study examined the experiences and perceptions of high-potential students from low-income…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Academically Gifted, Enrichment Activities
Subotnik, Rena F.; Edmiston, Ashley M.; Cook, Lucas; Ross, Michael D. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2010
The mentoring component of the American Psychological Association Catalyst Program, and the Pinnacle Model upon which it was built, was derived from Bloom's (1985) model of talent development. According to Bloom and his associates, optimal instruction for talent development takes place in three stages. During the first stage, young people are…
Descriptors: Creativity, Mentors, Talent Development, Interpersonal Competence
Missett, Tracy C.; Reed, Christine B.; Scot, Tammy P.; Callahan, Carolyn M.; Slade, Mary – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2010
Researchers increasingly embrace online courses to compensate for lack of access to educational opportunities otherwise available in traditional school settings. Researchers also recommend alternatives to traditional AP coursework to better meet the diverse learning styles and needs of advanced learners. These recommendations have particular…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Online Courses, Educational Opportunities, Environmental Education
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