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Siegle, Del; Wilson, Hope E.; Little, Catherine A. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2013
Despite extensive research supporting its use, including the 2004 publication of "A Nation Deceived," acceleration is an underutilized strategy for meeting the academic needs of gifted and talented students. Parents' and educators' attitudes and beliefs about acceleration influence the extent to which it is implemented in schools. This study…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Rating Scales, Urban Schools, Academically Gifted
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Siegle, Del; McCoach, D. Betsy – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
This article presents an interview with Joel McIntosh, the publisher at Prufrock Press, whose publications reach more than 50,000 individuals and libraries. McIntosh started Prufrock in 1988 with a vision of making a powerful difference in the lives of gifted and talented children by striving to provide quality materials and cutting-edge research…
Descriptors: Gifted, Talent, English Teachers, Interviews
Renzulli, Joseph S.; Siegle, Del; Reis, Sally M.; Gavin, M. Katherine; Sytsma Reed, Rachael E. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2009
Teacher rating scales have been used widely throughout the United States as part of a comprehensive plan for identifying potentially gifted and talented students. The Scales for Rating the Behavioral Characteristics for Superior Students (SRBCSS) are among the most frequently used teacher rating scales to assess the characteristics of and nominate…
Descriptors: Gifted, Teacher Evaluation, Talent, Factor Structure
Siegle, Del; McCoach, D. Betsy – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2007
Teachers can modify their instructional strategies with minimal training and effort, and this can result in increases in their students' self-efficacy. Self-efficacy judgments are based on four sources of information: an individual's own past performance, vicarious experiences of observing the performances of others, verbal persuasion that one…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Skills, Teaching Methods
Siegle, Del – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2006
This article presents an interview with Gene Chasin, CEO of Accelerated Schools Plus. Chasin discusses changing schools and improving student achievement. Accelerated Schools is a national endeavor that is designed to transform whole school communities. It views the community as being much broader. It includes students, teachers, parents, other…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Acceleration (Education), Interviews, Academic Achievement