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    #132337 - 06/21/12 01:18 PM Grade skipping and STEM accomplishments
    Bostonian Offline

    Registered: 02/14/10
    Posts: 2593
    Loc: MA
    Park, G., Lubinski, D., & Benbow, C. P. (under review). When less is more: Effects of grade skipping on adult STEM accomplishments among mathematically precocious youth. (2011)

    Results from each phase of this study are supportive of key hypotheses of the
    time-saving theory (Pressey, 1946b), suggesting that grade-based acceleration, appro-
    priately applied with mathematically precocious individuals, can have lasting e ects
    on the productivity of those pursuing STEM fi elds. The fi rst phase, summarized by Fig-
    ure 6, reinforces past fi ndings in the acceleration literature (e.g., Flesher & Pressey,
    1955; Pressey, 1967; Swiatek & Benbow, 1991; Wai et al., 2010; Bleske-Rechek et
    al., 2004). As in these previous studies of grade-based acceleration, grade skippers
    were more likely to pursue advanced degrees and reach important career milestones
    related to success in STEM careers, such as STEM publications and patents. The
    current study not only replicates these ndings, it strengthens them by finding simi-
    lar patterns of results under the much stricter methodological controls granted by the
    matching procedure.'

    #132375 - 06/22/12 09:03 AM Re: Grade skipping and STEM accomplishments [Re: Bostonian]
    Grinity Offline

    Registered: 12/13/05
    Posts: 7207
    Loc: Connecticut
    (( Great big grin))
    This is so nice to see! Thanks for passing this link along.
    Coaching available, at

    #132429 - 06/23/12 10:35 AM Re: Grade skipping and STEM accomplishments [Re: Bostonian]
    HowlerKarma Offline

    Registered: 02/05/11
    Posts: 5181

    I'm curious to read the full article now, to see what the authors speculate as to causation.
    Schrödinger's cat walks into a bar. And doesn't.

    #242970 - 06/05/18 03:45 PM Re: Grade skipping and STEM accomplishments [Re: Bostonian]
    indigo Offline

    Registered: 04/27/13
    Posts: 4206
    Linking to a new reference to this study:


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