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The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT) is conducting a study entitled What Works in Gifted Education: Excellence and Equity in Educating Gifted Students. The University of Connecticut created a defensible and equitable identification system, developed challenging math units in algebra, geometry and measurement, and graphing and data analysis, and designed performance assessments for grade 3 students in general education classrooms in your school district. Testing and identification of grade 2 students will take place in the Spring of 2009, and curriculum units will be implemented in the 2009-2010 school year.

The University of Virginia developed challenging reading units on nonfiction and poetry to be implemented with identified gifted and talented students in resource rooms, special classes, or special schools.

The math and reading curriculum units reflect the commonalities of well-known models in the field of gifted and talented education. The units:

  • Tailor instruction to students' needs.
  • Emphasize conceptual thinking, real-world disciplinary inquiry, and problem solving.
  • Assess learning needs of students.
  • Help students acquire increasing levels of expertise.