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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Academic Effects
Case Studies
Differentiation and Grouping
Dimensions and Issues of Acceleration
Diverse Populations
Early Entrance to College and Dual Enrollment
Early Entrance to Kindergarten and First Grade
General Giftedness
Gifted Preschoolers
Grade Skipping and Whole-Grade Acceleration
International Perspectives
Long-Term Effects
Models of Service Delivery
Radical Acceleration
School Psychologist and Counselors
Secondary (High School) Acceleration
Social-Emotional Development
STEM and Acceleration
Subject Acceleration
Talent Searches and Accelerated Programming
Twice-Exceptional Students