State Policy

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  • Notes from the Field

    Encourage states and/or local education agencies to adopt consistent and appropriate policies on differentiated instruction, curriculum acceleration, and enrichment, and to recognize the achievement levels of students moving or transitioning to different schools. States and LEAs should examine ways to remove bureaucratic or policy-related barriers and increase administrative flexibility so as to allow students—beginning in early grades—to proceed at a pace that matches their individual ability and interest.

    National Science Board (2010)


    Voices of Acceleration

    Sure, we got the questions from other parents about why he was accelerated. I would always answer with "this is what we thought Jonathan needed in order to continue to learn in school." It has been a good experience and I wouldn't hesitate to do it again or suggest this to another parent who was in a similar situation. More…

    Parent in Indiana