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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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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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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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Brigandi, Carla B. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
Children with gifts and talents benefit from participation in programs grounded in research-based models. Implementation fidelity, however, is a potential moderator of intended benefits. The purpose of this study was to examine one teacher's fidelity of implementation for Type III Enrichment, an evidence-based gifted education practice and…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Curriculum Implementation, Evidence Based Practice, Curriculum Enrichment
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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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Horak, Anne K.; Galluzzo, Gary R. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of problem-based learning (PBL) on student achievement and students' perceptions of classroom quality. A group of students taught using PBL and a comparison group of students taught using traditional instruction were studied. A total of 457 students participated in the study. Pre- and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Middle School Students, Problem Based Learning, Academic Achievement
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Ben-Eliyahu, Adar; Linnenbrink-Garcia, Lisa; Putallaz, Martha – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
The relations of academic and social goal orientations to academic and social behaviors and self-concept were investigated among academically talented adolescents (N = 1,218) attending a mastery-oriented academic residential summer program. Results supported context effects in that academic mastery goal orientations predicted academic (in-class…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Academically Gifted, Residential Programs
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Gilson, Cindy M.; Little, Catherine A. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
Asking questions that invite students to access advanced thinking skills during classroom discourse is a key strategy for challenging and supporting high-ability middle school readers. This critical teaching practice requires careful teacher listening. However, empirical research around teachers' "listening orientations," or how teachers…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Reading Teachers, Listening Skills, Enrichment Activities
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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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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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Swan, Bonnie; Coulombe-Quach, Xuan-Lise; Huang, Angela; Godek, Jaime; Becker, Deborah; Zhou, Yan – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2015
Researchers used case study methods to investigate a virtual learning lab (VLL) in a rural school district that was created in 2011 as a way to better meet the unique needs of exceptional students who are considered gifted. Data were collected through focus groups, classroom observations, interviews, and reviewing relevant documents. Topics…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Case Studies, Middle School Students, Rural Schools
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Stoddard, Jeremy D.; Tieso, Carol L.; Robbins, Janice I. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2015
This article presents findings from a large-scale curriculum development, quasi-experimental study. Participating teachers implemented four U.S. history units in their diverse middle-grade classes; these units were developed to engage underachieving students in challenging history and democratic citizenship curriculum and instruction featuring…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Curriculum Development, Underachievement, United States History
Little, Catherine A.; McCoach, D. Betsy; Reis, Sally M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
Reading instruction often does not focus on appealing to student interests, offering choice, or responding to the needs of advanced readers. In this experimental study, we examined the effects on achievement of an instructional approach involving choice, differentiated instruction, and extensive, supported, independent reading, with corresponding…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Individualized Reading, Individualized Instruction, Reading Achievement
Dove, Mary Jane; Pearson, L. Carolyn; Hooper, Herbert – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2010
The relationship between grade span configuration and academic achievement of 6th-grade students as measured by the Arkansas Benchmark Examination, which is the approved NCLB criterion-referenced annual assessment, was examined. The results of a one-between two-within analysis of variance for the 3-year state-wide study of 6th graders' combined…
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Academic Achievement, Grade 6, Statistical Analysis