State Policy

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  • Notes from the Field

    The purposes of acceleration as a practice with the gifted are 1) to adjust the pace of instruction to the students’ capability in order to develop a sound work ethic, 2) to provide an appropriate level of challenge in order to avoid the boredom from repetitious learning, and 3) to reduce the time period necessary for students to complete traditional schooling.

    NAGC (2004)


    Voices of Acceleration

    It wasn't until I hit college and was allowed to test out of most of the freshman level courses that I was finally challenged. Even then, I tended to pull easy As with minimal studying - I never did learn proper study habits. And now I'm an adult who feels like she got gyped in the long run. More…

    Gifted adult in Greeley, CO