Grade Skipping -vs- Acceleration
While grade skipping and acceleration are often lumped together as one and the same, they’re not. This is a huge misconception. Grade skipping refers to a child who actually skips an entire grade for one, multiple or all subjects. Acceleration, though often confused with grade skipping, is more equivalent to grade compacting. For example, if a child completes mathematics grades 3 and 4 during a single year, that would be acceleration. Either, none, or both of these options might be suitable for your gifted child.
New Research - More Students Should Grade Skip
Johns Hopkins University recently found that 2 in 7 students may be ready for higher grade curriculum.
An Interview with Danielle Voit on Grade Skipping
Miss. Danielle Voit explores the pros and cons to grade skipping and/or acceleration options.
First Day of College. Eleven Years Old.
"Q" started college at eleven years old. What was that like? Step into "Q's" first day of college through the eyes of Danielle Voit. "Q" is also the inspiration for HEROES. The reason that we're here. The reason that I tirelessly dedicate my life to gifted and talented students.
Curriculum Compacting is a differentiation technique used to make individual adjustments in curriculum for students who may have already mastered the material. This content is replaced by new content, enrichment options, etc.
- Read Johns Hopkins University's "The Acceleration Question: Should Gifted Children Skip Grades?"
- Read about the Iowa Acceleration Scale
Single Subject Acceleration