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ACADEMIC ACCELERATION

As defined in A Nation Deceived, acceleration is an educational intervention that moves students through an educational program at a faster than usual rate or younger than typical age. Acceleration means matching the level, complexity, and pace of the curriculum with the readiness and motivation of the student.

As of July 1, 2018, all school districts in Illinois must have a fair and equitable acceleration policy that allows for early entrance to kindergarten and first grade, subject-based acceleration, and full grade acceleration for eligible students.

Explore the links below to learn more about this educational practice for gifted learners.

FAQ Illinois Acceleration

NAGC Tip Sheet: Acceleration

Acceleration Institute Parent Page

Academic Acceleration: Is it Right for My Child?

Illinois Accelerated Placement Act



 

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Illinois Association for Gifted Children

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Palatine, IL 60074

Ph: 847-963-1892
Fax: 847-963-1893

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