Gifted & Talented: Programming Options - Acceleration
Acceleration is offered to those students who demonstrate an extremely high aptitude in a particular subject area and need to attend a class with older students. For example, a fourth grade student may attend math class with fifth grade students. Although very rare, full grade acceleration is offered when necessary. For example, a student may finish first grade in the spring but begin the next school year as a third grader. We take great care in McFarland when considering the acceleration of a student. It is a team decision based on multiple forms of data such as achievement tests, grade level assessments, student aptitude, student motivation and maturity level. Involved in the team decision are the students’ parents, classroom teachers, the building administrator, the resource teacher for the gifted and talented and the student.
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