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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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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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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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Kettler, Todd – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
The movement toward open-science is multifaceted with the general goal to promote both better scientific practices and greater access to scientific information. One aspect of the open-science framework is the recommended use of registered reports replacing the legacy model that dictates research manuscripts are submitted for initial review only…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Access to Information, Gifted, Special Education
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Borovay, Lindsay A.; Shore, Bruce M.; Caccese, Christina; Yang, Ethan; Hua, Olivia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
Beyond cognitive outcomes, inquiry instruction can have positive general and differentiated affective outcomes. In this exploratory study, teacher-nominated high- to low-average achievers in Grades 5 through 9 (N = 272, mean age 11.7 years), in classrooms exhibiting rare, occasional, and frequent inquiry qualities, were assessed on…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education, High Achievement
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Adelson, Jill L.; Cash, Kathleen M.; Pittard, Caroline M.; Sherretz, Christine E.; Pössel, Patrick; Blackburn, Allison D. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
The Reading and Me Survey (R&MS) measures reading self-perceptions and enjoyment of reading of intermediate elementary students and parallels the Math & Me Survey (M&MS). We examined its psychometric properties through content validation, exploratory factor analysis (EFA), confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), and reliability and…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Literature Appreciation, Reading Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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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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Gilson, Cindy M.; Matthews, Michael S. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
In response to the pervasive problem of making college more accessible to at-risk and underrepresented populations, the early college high school (ECHS) model has gained popularity. However, limited research exists on engineering-focused ECHSs (EECHS). Given the current demand for diverse and highly qualified engineers in the workforce, further…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Engineering Education, Educational Opportunities, Disproportionate Representation
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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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Wellisch, Mimi – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
A relatively pervasive "silence" exists concerning giftedness in Australian preservice early childhood teacher courses. There is also a lack of research about educator attitudes to giftedness and programming in Australian early childhood services. This study, consisting of a survey and interviews, is intended to help to fill the research…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Gifted, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Rambo-Hernandez, Karen E.; Peters, Scott J.; Plucker, Jonathan A. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
Despite considerable reform activity surrounding K-12 education over the past 20 years, racial and socioeconomic disparities among students who achieve at advanced levels have received little attention. This study examined how excellence gaps, defined as differences in performance at the 90th percentile of subgroups, change over time and their…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Achievement Gap, Achievement Tests, Reading Achievement
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