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“Types of Acceleration”

"Types of Acceleration" by W. Thomas Southern & Eric D. Jones from Davidson Institute is an excerpt from "A Nation Deceived," by W. Thomas Southern & Eric D. Jones, which lists the 18 types of acceleration. A few examples are: Grade-skipping, curriculum compacting, extracurricular programs, and early graduation.

Early College Guidebooks from Davidson Institute

The Davidson Institute offers FREE, online access to three educational planning guidebooks

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A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students: The Templeton National Report on Acceleration

A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students: The Templeton National Report on Acceleration  “A Nation Deceived” is a free download that highlights disparities between the research on acceleration and the educational beliefs and practices that often run contrary to the research. Acceleration is a powerful educational ally, but it’s a strategy that requires participation of parents as well as sensitivity to individual needs and circumstances. For that reason, this report is designed not only to persuade readers of the value of acceleration, but also to help schools administer acceleration programs effectively...

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