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National Association for Gifted Children, 2015
Since the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001, a major objective of federal and state education policy has been to narrow K-12 achievement gaps. This position statement notes that the available data suggest that the singular focus on the most struggling learners has resulted in meaningful progress in closing minimum-competency…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Policy, Educational Legislation
Danielian, Jeff; Nilles, Kathleen – National Association for Gifted Children, 2015
What's not often well-known or well-understood is that students who are gifted may also have a special need or disability--just as students with disabilities may also be gifted. The term "twice-exceptional," also referred to as "2e," is used to describe gifted children who, according to the Joint Commission on Twice-Exceptional…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Disabilities, Comorbidity, Student Characteristics
Danielian, Jeff; Nilles, Kathleen – National Association for Gifted Children, 2015
Summer vacation is right around the corner! However, just as quickly as summer approaches, it also passes in the blink of an eye. This time of year, both parents and teachers face the same dilemma: Should high-ability kids stay busy with summer projects, courses, sports, camps, and travel...or should they be allowed to completely unplug with no…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Academically Gifted, Learning Activities, Vacations
Danielian, Jeff; Langley, Susan Dulong – National Association for Gifted Children, 2014
"Connecting for High Potential" sheds light on questions from teachers and parents on many subject matters, however, rarely is there an opportunity to explore how the "other side" might be facing the issue. An ongoing goal of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is for teachers and parents to develop a broader…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Conferences, Gifted, Children, Educational Planning
Danielian, Jeff; Langley, Susan Dulong – National Association for Gifted Children, 2013
"Connecting for High Potential" sheds light on questions from teachers and parents on many subject matters, however, rarely is there an opportunity to explore how the "other side" might be facing the issue. An ongoing goal of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is for teachers and parents to develop a broader…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Placement, Student Needs, Advocacy
National Association for Gifted Children, 2013
The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), in collaboration with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), and the Association for the Gifted (CEC-TAG), has developed national standards for teacher preparation programs in gifted and talented education. Typically, these programs are at the masters level, but they may also be endorsement…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, National Standards, Academically Gifted, Expertise
National Association for Gifted Children, 2013
After mastering initial standards for the preparation of teachers of the gifted, many educators in gifted education continue their professional growth toward mastery of advanced professional standards at the post baccalaureate levels. For some this means deepening their understandings and expertise and adding new responsibilities for leadership…
Descriptors: Gifted, Teacher Collaboration, Ethics, Professional Identity
Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Clarenbach, Jane – National Association for Gifted Children (NJ1), 2012
This report takes a comprehensive look at achievement for low-income promising learners--past, present, and future. At its core, it challenges the nation to move beyond its near-singular focus of achieving minimum performance for all students, to identifying and developing the talent of all students who are capable of high achievement, including…
Descriptors: Gifted, Academic Achievement, Evidence, Program Effectiveness
National Association for Gifted Children (NJ1), 2009
The U.S. is largely neglecting the estimated 3 million academically gifted and talented students who represent diverse experiences, skills, ethnicity, and cultural and economic backgrounds. All of them require a responsive and challenging educational system if they are to achieve to their highest potential. According to the "State of the States"…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Federal Aid, Educational Needs, Educational Change
VanTassel-Baska, Joyce, Ed.; Stambaugh, Tamra, Ed. – National Association for Gifted Children (NJ1), 2007
This monograph brings together the work of national stakeholders in gifted education and beyond gifted education on the critical issue of child poverty among students who show academic and intellectual promise for positive contributions in various areas of study. It has been compiled in order to provide the field of gifted education with a…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Leadership, Talent Development, Poverty
National Association for Gifted Children (NJ3), 2005
This report provides a bi-annual snapshot of how states regulate and support programs and services for gifted and talented learners. The report, developed from a survey of the state directors of programs for the gifted, covers questions about funding, state education agency support, mandates, identification, programs and services, personnel…
Descriptors: Gifted, State Programs, State Regulation, State Aid
Reis, Sally M., Ed. – National Association for Gifted Children (NJ3), 2004
The National Association for Gifted Children series "Essential Readings in Gifted Education," edited by Sally M. Reis, is a comprehensive collection of the leading research, theories, and findings that span more than 25 years. Each volume tackles the major issues, chronicles chief trends, and imparts effective models and solutions for gifted…
Descriptors: Gifted, Children, Academically Gifted, Identification
Johnsen, S., Ed. – National Association for Gifted Children (NJ3), 2004
This user-friendly guide offers advice and insight on developing defensible identification procedures and services for gifted and talented students. Special attention is given to the use of multiple methods including qualitative and quantitative assessments such as standardized measures (e.g. intelligence, aptitude, and achievement tests),…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent Identification, Student Characteristics, Models
Tomlinson, Carol Ann; Ford, Donna Y.; Reis, Sally M.; Briggs, Christine J.; Strickland, Cindy A. – National Association for Gifted Children (NJ3), 2004
This book offers guiding principles for culturally diverse environments and curricular choices to support multicultural inclusiveness. Case studies provide examples of exemplary gifted education programs, emphasizing the aspects of the program that best respond to diverse student populations. Subsequent chapters on gifted and general education…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Gifted, Curriculum Development, General Education
Karnes, Frances A., Ed.; Nugent, Stephanie A., Ed. – National Association for Gifted Children (NJ3), 2004
This book, written to coincide with the 50th Anniversary the National Association for Gifted Children, recognizes many of the most prominent contributors to the field of gifted education over the past century. Those included are pioneers such as Lewis M. Terman and Leta S. Hollingworth, Julian Stanley, and Paul Torrance, through to more…
Descriptors: Profiles, Talent, International Organizations, Academically Gifted