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October 2019 Nurturing for a Bright Tomorrow: Experimental Evidence for Two Kindergarten Cohorts Harris, Angel
Hill, Darryl
Lenard, Matthew

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In response to chronically low gifted identification rates in the majority of elementary schools among Black and Hispanic/Latino students, the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) launched Nurturing for a Bright Tomorrow (NBT) in Fall 2014. NBT was a multi-component curricular enhancement program designed to train early elementary school teachers (K-2) to develop the skills and expectations required to help children attain gifted identification in elementary school. Results show that students enrolled in NBT schools, especially Hispanic/Latino students, outperformed their non-NBT counterparts on the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT) and had correspondingly greater odds of meeting gifted thresholds on the NNAT. However, the odds that NBT students would qualify for the district’s gifted program by grade 3 were generally not different than the odds for control group students. Thus, WCPSS should continue to pilot programs and policies with the potential to increase overall gifted identification rates and narrow racial identification gaps in schools with historically low gifted rates.

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June 2000 1998-99 Advanced Placement Exam Results Baenen, Nancy

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In comparison to other NC regions, WCPSS excelled in the average exam score relative to North Carolina, the southern region, and globally. (3.41) and percent of scores 3 or more (77.8%) for exams overall, as well as for most of the 31 exams given.

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