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When accelerated students were compared to older classmates of similar achievement who were not accelerated, the accelerated students showed greater gains in achievement than nonaccelerated classmates in and throughout high school. In other words, accelerated students do not just keep up with their older classmates, they actually perform better.
Wells, Lohman, & Marron (2009)
Voices of Acceleration
Gifted children have never had a STRONG voice when it comes to services provided, and have been completely ignored in the legislation of NCLB. If we do not recognize and nourish the minds of the gifted, we will lose this population and all that it has to offer. Keeping the options open for this population is what is best. Take a risk and do what is right for the child! More…
Elementary Principal in Tulsa, Oklahoma