Acceleration Decisions are a Team Activity

Acceleration Decisions are a Team Activity

Acceleration Decisions are a Team Activity

Paper presentation172Wendy Behrens, Minnesota Department of Education, United States

AsiaFri 10:30 - 12:00

Balanced research and practice

Acceleration is well-supported by research and tools are available for making informed decisions. Drawing on decades of research and practical experience with acceleration, the presenter will discuss a team decision approach that is data informed and includes input from family, educators and counselors. Presenter will include resources for assisting with these decisions.

Acceleration is an intervention that moves students through the curriculum at a faster rate than their age-mates. Though supported by extensive research, many myths about acceleration exist and it remains an under-utilized instructional strategy. For students with exceptional cognitive ability, demonstrated high performance, and motivation, acceleration can ensure access to rigorous curriculum and appropriate levels of challenge. Drawing on decades of research and practical experience with acceleration, the presenter will discuss a team decision approach that is data informed and includes input from family, educators and counselors.

Connecting Research & Practice in Meaningful Ways, Innovative educational practices, Supporting talent development & personal growth
_POLICY MAKERS, _PRACTITIONERS, _PSYCHOLOGISTS, evaluation, protocol, student placement, whole grade acceleration
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