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Ability Grouping Options to Meet the Needs of Gifted Learners

In recent years, the pressure on teachers for their students to perform on state-mandated tests has caused the focus in education to shift to those students who are achieving at or just below academic standards. At the same time, there has been a growing trend of school boards considering the elimination of programs and services for the gifted students in their districts, opting instead to spread these students across heterogeneous general education classrooms. Ability grouping strategies provide schools with opportunities to meet these demands while ensuring that the needs of gifted students are met.

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How Paradigmatic Viewpoints and the Texas State Standards Influence Identification Practices

This article provides district administrators and educators of gifted and talented students with an overview of how gifted identification practices align with each of the paradigms, as well as how they are supported by the standards established in the Texas State Plan.

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The Critical Issue of Curriculum Differentiation for Gifted Learners

It is timely to consider another critical issue that has impacted the health of our educational institutions. It is the issue of the lack of provision of differentiated curriculum for our top learners.

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Product Assessment: Using the DAP Tool Rather Than Multiple Rubrics

Focusing on product assessment, this article highlights the DAP Tool (i.e., the Developing and Assessing Product Tool) as a protocol for assessing products.

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Connect Chat: Ideas and Tips for Serving G/T Students in 2020

G/T educators joined together in this Connect Chat for a brainstorm session to share ideas and strategies for successful G/T services during this unique school year. Attendees shared questions, ideas, challenges, and what they’ve learned so far.

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A Crash Course on Curriculum Compacting

Curriculum compacting is an effective approach for organizing differentiated learning experiences for diverse gifted learners. We will explore how to identify content and skills that your students have already mastered and ways to replace it with differentiated curriculum, enrichment, or acceleration to enhance your students’ strengths and excitement for learning!