General Feedback for Section 1.1 Check-Up

General Feedback for Section 1.1 Check-Up


Q1. What is the primary challenge that grade acceleration is meant to address? Choose the best answer.

a. Some students are ready for advanced content earlier than their age or grade peers.

b. Gifted students have unique social-emotional needs that require support.

c. Some students need more time to learn grade-level material.

d. Advanced learners have behavior problems when left in the grade-level classroom.


Correct answer: a. Acceleration is an intervention that responds to the academic readiness and needs of students who are ready for content earlier than their peers. The primary focus of accelerative approaches is to support continuous learning based on evidence that these students are ready for more advanced material.


Q2. Which of these is NOT a reason that age-based grouping of students creates a need for acceleration?

a. Not all students of the same age have the same learning needs.

b. Typical “grade-level” classrooms include five or more grade levels of student readiness.

c. Some students’ personalities do not match with those of their teachers.

d. The more academically diverse the classroom, the harder it is for a single teacher to challenge all students.


Correct answer: c. Evidence demonstrates the wide range of performance levels in a “typical” grade-level classroom, and acceleration can help to narrow the range of needs.


Q3. True or False? Students identified for typical gifted program services do not also need to be considered for acceleration.

a. True

b. False


Correct answer: b. Gifted programs are not likely to be sufficient to meet the needs of learners who are ahead of their grade level in key content areas, in part because most gifted programs focus more on general critical/creative thinking than on providing advanced learning in those content areas.


Q4. True or False? Acceleration is only needed in cases in which teachers are not differentiating curriculum and instruction effectively.

a. True

b. False


Correct answer: b. Because age-based classrooms are so diverse, teachers can be master differentiators and still not challenge all students.



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