What is it about?

Students in a gifted middle magnet school were regularly given achievement tests designed for students who were two years older. Results showed that above-level test scores can be used for measuring academic growth in gifted kids.

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Why is it important?

This article strengthens the evidence in favor of above-level testing. It also opens up the possibility of using above-level tests for accountability purposes for gifted children.


This was part of my dissertation, and it was later named the best article of the year in Gifted Child Quarterly.

Dr Russell T. Warne
Independent Scholar

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This page is a summary of: Using Above-Level Testing to Track Growth in Academic Achievement in Gifted Students, Gifted Child Quarterly, December 2013, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0016986213513793.
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