Notes from the Field
Gifted students who are accelerated by other means not only gained time and reached educational milestones earlier (e.g., college entrance) but also appear to achieve at levels at least comparable to those of their equally able same-age peers on a variety of indicators even though they were younger when demonstrating their performance on the various achievement benchmarks.
National Mathematics Advisory Panel (2008)
Voices of Acceleration
We did not know the first thing about giftedness and that struggling would be more helpful to our daughter than not being challenged at all! The teacher did not explain why "not accelerating" her could turn out to be damaging, as it would prove to be.
GT Advocate in Greeley, Colorado