This information was produced by the staff of the Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development (B-BC) at the University of Iowa ( The resources and information listed here are for informational purposes; there is no direct or implied endorsement by the B-BC. Services provided by the B-BC include programs for academically talented K-12 and college students, professional development for teachers, the Assessment and Counseling Clinic, the Acceleration Institute (, and graduate programs and research in gifted education.

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The purpose of the Acceleration Institute website is to inform policymakers and administrators, educators, parents, and researchers of the research and best practices concerning academic acceleration. Our discussions of academic acceleration include grade skipping, early entrance to kindergarten or college, moving ahead in just one subject, and other different ways of moving a student ahead to more challenging coursework.

If you're new to the topic of academic acceleration, this is a good place to start. Here are some highlights of the website that you should investigate: