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Journal Article: Addressing the Achievement Gap Between Minority and Nonminority Children: Increasing Access and Achievement Through Project EXCITE

Journal Article » Addressing the Achievement Gap Between Minority and Nonminority Children: Increasing Access and Achievement Through Project EXCITE


Education, Minority students, Gifted/Identification, Gifted/Education/Illinois


Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula


2006, Spring


Part of a special issue on underrepresented populations. The writer discusses Project Excite, which was developed with the aim of raising the achievement of gifted minority students in a large suburban school district of Chicago so that they could qualify for advanced programs and accelerated tracks in high school in math and science. After having discussed the elements of the project, she presents findings on the extent to which the project increased both minority student access to advanced classes and minority student achievement. She then outlines ongoing challenges facing the project.