Curriculum Compacting

School Perceptions Research Strategies

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Welcome to the Increasing Academic Achievement Study being conducted by The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT) at the University of Connecticut. The NRC/GT has developed five intervention strategies, and you and your chosen student will implement our Curriculum Compacting intervention. Throughout this CD-ROM, we will alternate between “he” and “she” when referring to a student to avoid gender inequity.

By now you, your student, and his or her parents should have completed the School Attitude Assessment Survey (SAAS). You and your student’s parents should also have completed the Student Behavior Checklist. We are now ready to begin increasing your student’s attitude about academic achievement. This CD-ROM contains background information and specific strategies that you will be using.

A research contact from The National Research Center on the Gifted will email you periodically to review your student’s progress and to answer questions. We appreciate your participation and look forward to working with you on this very important project.

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Your commitment to improving student achievement is appreciated.

Principal Investigators
Del Siegle and Sally M. Reis

Study Design Team
Del Siegle, Sally M. Reis, and D. Betsy McCoach

Intervention Development Team
Sally M. Reis, Meredith Greene, Del Siegle, D. Betsy McCoach, and Ric Schreiber

Study Implementation Team
Del Siegle, Sally M. Reis, Becky Mann, Michele Moore, and Scott Davie

The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented
Neag School of Education – University of Connecticut
2131 Hillside Road Unit 3007
Storrs, CT 06269-3007