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Margot, Kelly C.; Rinn, Anne N. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
To provide further generalizability for the results garnered by two previous studies, the authors conducted a methodological replication. In addition to adding to the body of replication research done with gifted students, the purpose of this study was to examine perfectionism differences among gifted adolescents in regards to gender, birth order,…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Academically Gifted, Adolescents, Replication (Evaluation)
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Gagnon, Douglas J.; Mattingly, Marybeth J. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
Completing Advanced Placement (AP) coursework is an important part of the selective college admissions process, and access to AP coursework can be viewed as a measure of equal opportunity. Relatively little research has fully examined how access to AP coursework is mediated by school characteristics. Rural schools are at a particular disadvantage…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Rural Schools, Success, Institutional Characteristics
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Kettler, Todd; Puryear, Jeb S.; Mullet, Dianna R. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
Definitions of rurality in education research are inconsistent, making generalization across studies difficult at best. We review published research in rural education between 2005 and 2015 (n = 17) and characterize the way each defined rural. A common technique for classifying rural schools is the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Gifted Disadvantaged, Gifted, Definitions
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Jen, Enyi; Wu, Jiaxi; Gentry, Marcia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
This exploratory study investigated the social and affective concerns of 280 high-ability students in Grades 5 through 12 who participated in a summer residential program. Content analysis of responses from an open-ended survey indicated that high-ability adolescents expressed concerns regarding feelings and emotions, future aspirations, and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Ability, High Achievement, Adolescents
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Dickinson, Emily R.; Adelson, Jill L. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
Practitioners and researchers interested in understanding student achievement, its predictors, and how it relates to other student outcomes are likely unaware of how the source information about achievement may offer subtly different pictures. This study applies multitrait-multimethod (MTMM) confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) within a structural…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Factor Analysis, Multitrait Multimethod Techniques
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Lakin, Joni M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
A research paper by Card and Giuliano took advantage of a natural experiment in a large school district to explore the impact that universal screening policies had on the identification of historically underrepresented minorities in gifted and talented programs. The authors concluded that the universal screening system was more effective than the…
Descriptors: Special Education, Gifted, Screening Tests, Disproportionate Representation
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Coleman, Mary Ruth Blackwell – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
One of the most challenging decisions made by school system administrators each year is how to assign students to teachers. This decision, usually guided by the administrator's beliefs and values, has major implications for the teacher and the student. Collins and Gan undertook a complex study to examine the impact of grouping practices on student…
Descriptors: Scores, Limited English Speaking, Student Placement, Academic Achievement
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Adelson, Jill L.; Kelcey, Benjamin – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
In this commentary of "Evaluating the Gifted Program of an Urban School District Using a Modified Regression Discontinuity Design" by Davis, Engberg, Epple, Sieg, and Zimmer, we examine the background of the study, critique the methods used, and discuss the results and implications. The study used a fuzzy regression discontinuity design…
Descriptors: Special Education, Gifted, Program Evaluation, Regression (Statistics)
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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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Moon, Tonya R. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
Using data from a large southwestern school district, Bui, Craig, and Imberman investigated the effects of gifted and talented programming on middle school students' achievement and behavior (attendance and discipline) through two avenues. Using a regression discontinuity design for the first set of analyses, the authors took advantage of a…
Descriptors: Gifted, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Magnet Schools
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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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Gentry, Marcia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
In this commentary on "Does Sorting Students Improve Scores? An Analysis of Class Composition" (Collins and Gan 2013), the author discusses the findings in Collins and Gan's study on grouping to provide appropriate-level instruction to promote students' academic growth. This commentary critiques the credibility and validity of the…
Descriptors: Scores, Academic Achievement, Credibility, Validity
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Paul, Kristina Ayers; Seward, Kristen K. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
The place-based investment model (PBIM) of talent development is a programming model for developing talents of high-potential youth in ways that could serve as an investment in the community. In this article, we discuss the PBIM within rural contexts. The model is grounded in three theories--Moon's personal talent development theory, Sternberg's…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Place Based Education, Investment, Models
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VanTassel-Baska, Joyce; Hubbard, Gail Fischer – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
This article focuses on the educational needs of rural gifted students in respect to their geographic isolation from challenge in the programs, services, and curriculum they receive in typical school settings. After a brief review of the relevant literature, it delineates the components and features of cognitive and metacognitive strategies found…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Educational Needs, Gifted Disadvantaged, Geographic Isolation
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Missett, Tracy C.; Foster, Lisa H. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2015
In an environment of accountability, the development of evidence-based practices is expected. To demonstrate that a practice is evidence based, quality indicators of rigorous methodology should be present including indications that teachers implementing an intervention have done so with fidelity to its design. Because evidence-based practices…
Descriptors: Evidence, Educational Research, Intervention, Curriculum
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