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Document Number: 5457

A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back Americaís Brightest Students, Volume I - The harm of accelerating, the practice of progressing gifted students through material faster or at younger ages than usual, is a myth, contend the authors of this report. Twelve reasons why acceleration isnít accepted in America are presented and in turn debunked. This report also contains research findings and rationales supporting the practice of acceleration for gifted students. A 190-page Volume II containing research summaries is also available. (Nicholas Colangelo, Susan G. Assouline and Miraca U. M. Gross, The Connie Belin and Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, College of Education, University of Iowa, October 2004)...

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