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Appendix D: Example Language from State Acceleration Policies

Example policies from the 2009 Guidelines for Developing Academic Acceleration Policies document are listed here.

Sample Policies from Schools in the United States

Please note, the acceleration policies included here are simply intended to serve as examples and are not endorsed as ideal examples of acceleration policies. We recommend that you use the Developing Academic Acceleration Policies checklists to determine if the policy meets all the recommended criteria. The policies below were submitted by the schools.

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