A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students

A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students is The Templeton National Report on Acceleration. This report argues for the academic acceleration of qualified gifted and talented students, based on the results of studies on outcomes of accelerating and not accelerating high-achieving students. Despite the evidence that acceleration is a beneficial practice when implemented correctly, many teachers and parents are reluctant to accelerate students. The report presents the research on acceleration in an effort to increase the number of students who have access to acceleration. The report is divided into two parts: Volume I, which summarizes the research and provides an introduction to acceleration as an academic intervention for gifted students; and Volume II, an edited volume that provides a more detailed overview of relevant research studies.  A ten-year follow-up report, A Nation Empowered, informs educators, parents, and policy makers of current research on acceleration, how that information has been applied to educational policy throughout the nation, and how educators can use the findings to make decisions for their brightest students.  These reports can be acquired at the following website:

http://www.accelerationinstitute.org/Nation_Deceived/Get_Report.aspx