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Friday, October 14 • 10:15am - 11:15am
3A: Acceleration A to Z: What Does the Research Say About the Practice?

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This session is presented by some of the co-authors of the national report "Guidelines for Developing an Academic Acceleration Policy."  Topics will include the wide variety of types of acceleration, a summary of the research on the effects of acceleration, how to develop and advocate for sensible acceleration policies, and resources/instruments for making the decision for individual students.  The Iowa Acceleration Scale and the new Nation Empowered publication will be discussed, and participants are invited to contribute their own cases, experiences, and questions.

Learner Outcomes
Understand the wide variety of forms of acceleration, the dominant theme of the research on it, ideas for advocating for it, and several specific strategies and instruments.

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Susan Assouline

Director, Belin Blank Center at the University of Iowa
Susan G. Assouline is the director of the Belin-Blank Center, holds the Myron and Jacqueline N. Blank Endowed Chair in Gifted Education, and is a professor of school psychology. Throughout her career, she has been especially interested in the identification of academic talent in elementary... Read More →
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Pamela Clinkenbeard

Professor, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Pamela R. Clinkenbeard, Ph.D., is Professor of Educational Foundations at UW-Whitewater.  She teaches courses primarily in educational psychology, educational research, and the psychology and education of gifted and talented students.  Dr. Clinkenbeard completed her master's and... Read More →

Friday October 14, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
Sandstone Ballroom 3