This information was produced by the staff of the Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development (B-BC) at the University of Iowa (belinblank.org). The resources and information listed here are for informational purposes; there is no direct or implied endorsement by the B-BC. Services provided by the B-BC include programs for academically talented K-12 and college students, professional development for teachers, the Assessment and Counseling Clinic, the Acceleration Institute (accelerationinstitute.org), and graduate programs and research in gifted education.

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About Acceleration Institute

The Acceleration Institute was first established under the name, "Institute for Research and Policy on Acceleration" in 2006 at The Connie Belin & Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development at the University of Iowa through the generous support (2006-2012) of the John Templeton Foundation.

Mission Statement

The Acceleration Institute is dedicated to the study of curricular acceleration for academically talented children.

The primary purposes of the Acceleration Institute are to:

  • conduct research on the cognitive and affective characteristics that moderate students’ success with different forms of academic acceleration;
  • synthesize current research on acceleration in ways that are useful to practitioners, policy makers, and researchers; and
  • serve as an international clearinghouse for research and policy on acceleration.

Questions about the Acceleration Institute should be directed to acceleration@belinblank.org.