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Acceleration/A Nation Deceived

In 2002, the John Templeton Foundation provided a grant to the Belin-Blank Center to generate a national report on academic acceleration. The 2004 report, A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America's Brightest Students, was coauthored by Nicholas Colangelo, Susan Assouline, and Miraca U. M. Gross, and reviewed and synthesized the previous 50 years of research on acceleration. A summit of leading researchers and scholars in the field of gifted education was held in 2003 at the University of Iowa. From this summit came the guidelines for the report.

The report A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America's Brightest Students consists of two volumes. Volume I is a synthesis of the research on acceleration, covering approximately 50 years. Volume II is an edited volume of ...

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