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Lakin, Joni M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
A research paper by Card and Giuliano took advantage of a natural experiment in a large school district to explore the impact that universal screening policies had on the identification of historically underrepresented minorities in gifted and talented programs. The authors concluded that the universal screening system was more effective than the…
Descriptors: Special Education, Gifted, Screening Tests, Disproportionate Representation
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Warne, Russell T. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
Card and Giuliano conducted a regression discontinuity study in a large Florida school district to investigate the magnitude of academic benefits of the district's gifted program. They found that for children identified as gifted through an intelligence test, the program provided few or no benefits. But children who were admitted to the gifted…
Descriptors: Special Education, Gifted, Program Evaluation, Educational Research
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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
Azano, Amy Price; Callahan, Carolyn M.; Missett, Tracy C.; Brunner, Marguerite – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
Approximately one quarter of American students attend rural schools; however, the needs of these students are often overlooked in education policy despite well-documented limited financial resources and pervasive poverty. Relatively little is known about the experiences of gifted students in rural areas and even less about the teachers serving…
Descriptors: Gifted, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Experience, Rural Schools
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McBee, Matthew T.; Shaunessy, Elizabeth; Matthews, Michael S. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2012
Policies delegating control of educational policy to the local level are widespread, yet there has been little examination of the effects of such distributed decision making in the area of advanced education programming. We used propensity score matching to examine the effectiveness of locally developed policies for identifying intellectually…
Descriptors: Gifted, Educational Policy, Minority Groups, Disproportionate Representation