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2009

Academic Acceleration

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Academic Acceleration In Florida Elementary Schools: A Survey Of Attitudes, Policies, And Practices, Keri Guilbault Jan 2009

Academic Acceleration In Florida Elementary Schools: A Survey Of Attitudes, Policies, And Practices, Keri Guilbault

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The focus of this research was to provide recent descriptive information about acceleration policies and practices in Florida elementary schools. District, school, and personal demographic variables were investigated to determine the extent to which they affected school-based acceleration options provided for students. Also, school district policies were examined to determine which types of research-based acceleration options were more frequently used and what procedures were in place to guide the decision-making process. Results from this study indicated that extant acceleration policies only included grade skipping and limited procedures for referral, screening and decision-making in the schools. The most common types of ...