Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
The purpose of this advocacy document, written in 2013, is to illustrate the need for a change in policy for gifted students in a suburban school district. The recommended policy change would allow academic acceleration in the form of whole-grade acceleration and/or subject-area acceleration for gifted students. This advocacy document includes a review of the literature related to acceleration and gifted students and an analysis of the educational, economic, social, political, moral, and ethical need for the policy change. Also included is a review of current practices in this district as well as the positive and negative aspects of acceleration. Implementation and assessment plans are also described.
Neylon, Kelly, "ACADEMIC ACCELERATION: A POLICY ADVOCACY DOCUMENT" (2013). Policy Advocacy. 2.