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Saturday, February 23


Are Gifted Identification Practices and Services Connected?
Limited Capacity seats available

The importance of alignment between identification processes and program design is widely noted in gifted education literature. The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which district identification practices matched intervention services. Our research team completed a document analysis of 293 plans. Of the 293 districts, 76.5% (n=224) indicated they identified students specifically in mathematics and 76.8% (n=225) indicated they identified students specifically in reading/ELA. We found alignment between identification and services.

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Dr. E. Jean Gubbins

Professor, University of Connecticut
E. Jean Gubbins is a former classroom teacher and teacher of the gifted. In addition to her teaching experiences with elementary and secondary students, she has been an instructor at the college level, a consultant on gifted and talented education throughout the country, and an evaluator... Read More →

Karen Ottone-Cross

Assistant Professor, California Baptist University
Karen L. Ottone-Cross recently graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Doctorate in Educational Psychology and has taken an Assistant Professorship in School Psychology at the Metcalf School of Education at California Baptist University in Riverside, CA. While at the University... Read More →

Saturday February 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Catalina Room
Sunday, February 24


Developing Academic Acceleration Policies: New National Guidelines
Limited Capacity seats available

Coherent academic acceleration policies ensure that students who might benefit from acceleration will be considered. The free publication, Developing Academic Acceleration Policies, was launched at the National Association for Gifted Children convention in November 2018. The presenter, one of the authors, will describe the checklists for whole-grade acceleration, subject acceleration, and early entrance to kindergarten/first grade. This will assist educators to consider all relevant questions when designing an acceleration policy. Sample policies will be provided.

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Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik

Administrator, Acceleration Institute and Research, University of Iowa, Belin-Blank Center
Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik, Ph.D. is Administrator, Acceleration Institute and Research at the University of Iowa Belin-Blank Center. She founded and directed the Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary Students (C-MITES) at Carnegie Mellon University for 22 years. She co-authored... Read More →

Sunday February 24, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Catalina Room

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