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 ( 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 (, and graduate programs and research in gifted education.

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Acceleration Institute Research

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Early Entrance to College and Self-Concept

The Fall 2009 Journal of Advanced Academics included a study of self-concept (including overall happiness) in students who enter college early: Early Entrance to College and Self-Concept: Comparisons Across the First Semester of Enrollment (PDF), by Samuel Shepard, Megan Foley Nicpon, and Alissa Doobay of the Belin-Blank Center.

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Wallace Symposium Published Proceedings

Read the published proceedings (PDF) of a poster session on acceleration at the 2008 Wallace Symposium. Karen Rogers's updated meta-analysis of the effects of acceleration is the lead article.

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Article on Grade-Based Acceleration

An article by Ryan Wells, David Lohman, and Maureen Marron in the Journal of Advanced Academics explores the factors associated with grade-based acceleration. You can read an abstract or the full article (PDF).

A Nation Deceived

A Nation Deceived: Impact at Year 3

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Guidelines in JAA

Guidelines in JAA

The Journal of Advanced Academics published Guidelines for Developing an Academic Acceleration Policy as an article in its Winter 2010 edition (PDF).