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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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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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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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Peairs, Kristen F.; Sheppard, Christopher S.; Putallaz, Martha; Costanzo, Philip R. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
The present study expanded our current understanding of leadership among academically gifted seventh-grade students by examining peer-identified leaders of naturally occurring social groups in a mixed ability setting. Three consecutive cohorts of seventh-grade students (N = 474; 57% female; 43% European American) attending a public magnet…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Leadership, Early Adolescents, Middle School Students
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Renbarger, Rachel L.; Sulak, Tracey N.; Kaul, Corina R. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
Secondary data analysis can benefit researchers of advanced academics by providing large sample sizes and a variety of data on multiple topics. However, using secondary data comes with unique challenges. This article will outline how gifted education researchers can find, access, and use secondary data. Data are available on children from birth to…
Descriptors: Data Use, Access to Information, Educational Research, Gifted 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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Mendaglio, Sal; Kettler, Todd; Rinn, Anne N. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
Dabrowski's theory of positive disintegration has been associated with the psychology of giftedness for four decades, and Sal Mendaglio has significantly contributed to the thoughtful understanding of the theory throughout those 40 years. In this interview, Mendaglio discusses the relationship between the theory of positive disintegration and the…
Descriptors: Gifted, Interviews, Psychology, Correlation
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Renbarger, Rachel; Long, Kody – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
Research indicates that high-potential students from low-income backgrounds have decreased educational attainment and success in college compared with their higher income peers. The purpose of this review is to synthesize the interventions that support postsecondary success for this group. Using a systematic review protocol, we identified five…
Descriptors: Intervention, Academic Achievement, College Students, Low Income Students
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Crabtree, Lenora M.; Richardson, Sonyia C.; Lewis, Chance W. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
Systemic inequities in educational opportunities contribute to reduced economic mobility. Extensive research has documented disproportionality in gifted education at national and state levels. However, limited research examines inequities in gifted education within districts. Informed by critical systems theory (CST), this research provides an…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, STEM Education, Social Mobility, Occupational Mobility
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Smith, Kendal N.; Makel, Matthew C. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
In response to concerns about the credibility of many published research findings, open science reforms such as preregistration, data sharing, and alternative forms of publication are being increasingly adopted across scientific communities. Although journals on giftedness and advanced academic research have already implemented several of these…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Scientific Research, Educational Research, Gifted Education
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Schiefer, Julia; Golle, Jessika; Tibus, Maike; Oschatz, Kerstin – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
Scientific reasoning abilities are already developing in elementary-school-aged children and enable them to understand the world around them. The goal of the current study was to develop a new instrument for 8- to 10-year-old children in Grades 3 and 4 to measure their understanding of the steps of the "scientific inquiry cycle" (SIC).…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Science Process Skills, Inquiry
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Hodges, Jaret; Tay, Juliana; Lee, Hyeseong; Pereira, Nielsen – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
The Great Recession is an economic crisis which has had repercussions through different facets of U.S. society. Texas, despite overall economic health, enacted severe cuts to education as a result of the Great Recession. A potential consequence of these austerity measures is the identification of Black, Latinx, and Native American students for…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, American Indian Students
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