State Policy

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  • Notes from the Field

    Increase access to and quality of college-level, dual enrollment, and other accelerated coursework (e.g., Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes), as well as high-quality enrichment programs. Particular attention should be given to increasing the participation and success of underrepresented and low-income groups in these classes.

    National Science Board (2010)


    Voices of Acceleration

    I was accelerated at a fairly young age--I skipped first grade. The school district was very resistant to this move, but luckily my mother lobbied hard on my behalf. I'm grateful that it turned out that way, because it was a much better fit for me both intellectually and socially. Moreā€¦

    Teacher in Cedar Rapids, IA