Section 1.1 Check-Up


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 may have behavior problems when left in the grade-level classroom.



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.



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

a. True
b. False



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

a. True
b. False



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