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A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America's Brightest Students.
A report sponsored by The John Templeton Foundation (2004) looks at the disparity between the research on acceleration and the educational beliefs and practices that often run contrary to the research.

Achievement Trap: How America Is Failing Millions of High-Achieving
Students from Lower-Income Families

A report published by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (2007) looks at high-achieving students from lower-income families.

Gifted Policy Analysis Study for the Ohio Department of Education Final Report October 31, 2003
A policy review study across five states to determine the nature, extent, and relative success of policies governing programs for the gifted conducted by The Center for Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary.
(pdf, 465kb)

High-Achieving Students in the Era of NCLB
A report published by the Fordham Institute (2008) looks at the effects of high-stakes testing on high-achieving students.

Report on Increasing Opportunity to Learn via Access to Rigorous Courses and Programs: One Strategy for Closing the Achievement Gap for at Risk and Ethnic Minority Students
Results of a study conducted for the NC General Assembly detailing the level of enrollment of minority students in academically/intellectually gifted programs, honors courses and Advanced Placement (AP) courses across the state.
(pdf, 192kb)

The "Non-Negotiables" of Academic Rigor
Rigorous academic environments represent true communities of learning, encouraging both students and teachers to be risk-takers engaged in experimental, investigative and open-ended learning processes.