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Wu, Jiaxi; Jen, Enyi; Gentry, Marcia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2018
Summer enrichment and residential programs can provide gifted students with positive social interactions and challenging curricula. However, little research has focused on gifted students' perceptions of the learning environment in such programs. This research project evaluated the psychometric properties and practical applications of the…
Descriptors: Residential Programs, College Programs, Enrichment Activities, Summer Programs
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Pereira, Nielsen; Bakhiet, Salaheldin Farah; Gentry, Marcia; Balhmar, Tahani Abdulrahman; Hakami, Sultan Mohammed – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
This study examined the psychometric properties and measurement invariance of the Arabic version of "My Class Activities" (MCA), an instrument designed to measure students' perceptions of interest, challenge, choice, and enjoyment in classrooms. Scores of 3,516 Sudanese students in Grades 2 to 8 were used. Confirmatory factor analysis…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Gifted
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Hodges, Jaret; McIntosh, Jason; Gentry, Marcia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
High-potential students from low-income families are at an academic disadvantage compared with their more affluent peers. To address this issue, researchers have suggested novel approaches to mitigate gaps in student performance, including out-of-school enrichment programs. Longitudinal mixed effects modeling was used to analyze the growth of…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Enrichment Activities, Academic Achievement, High Achievement
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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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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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Pereira, Nielsen; Gentry, Marcia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2013
The underrepresentation of English language learners (ELLs) in gifted programs remains a severe and pervasive problem; however, few studies exist concerning the educational experiences of high-potential ELLs. This study focused on Hispanic ELLs in Grades 2 through 6 from four Midwestern schools. In all, 22 students, 20 parents, and 22 teachers…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Disproportionate Representation, Elementary School Students, Parents
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Peters, Scott J.; Gentry, Marcia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2012
For more than 30 years, underrepresentation of certain racial, cultural, and income groups in gifted and talented programs has been documented as a serious problem. Not only does this issue make gifted programs appear as if they are designed solely for upper class, dominant-culture individuals, but it also means that talented students from diverse…
Descriptors: Gifted, Talent, Programs, Group Membership
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Yang, Yang; Gentry, Marcia; Choi, Young Owan – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2012
This study examined the reliability and validity evidence of using the translated version of My Class Activities with South Korean elementary students, and differences between gifted and general students' perceptions of their regular classes and gifted students' perceptions of the pull-out program and their regular classes. Confirmatory factor…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Student Attitudes, Academically Gifted, Test Reliability
Pereira, Nielsen; Peters, Scott J.; Gentry, Marcia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2010
My Class Activities (MCA) is an instrument that has been used for evaluation of university-based Saturday enrichment programs, but was originally normed using students in regular schools. A sample of MCA scores from 826 students in grades 3-8 from a Saturday enrichment program was used. Four different MCA models were evaluated: (a) the original…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Program Evaluation, Enrichment Activities, Factor Structure
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
Gentry, Marcia; Peters, Scott J.; Mann, Rebecca L. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2007
Career and technical education represents an important and understudied educational option for high school students. This qualitative study utilized data from one exemplary career and technical education (CTE) center to address the question of how talented and general education students' part-time CTE experiences differed from their traditional…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Experience, Student Attitudes, High School Students