Iowa Acceleration Scale (3rd edition)
by: Susan G. Assouline, Ph.D., Nicholas Colangelo, h.D., Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik, Ph.D., Jonathan Lipscomb, Ph.D., Leslie Forstadt, Ph.D.
The IAS is an objective guide for considering an individual child for academic acceleration. Developed and piloted by the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education, the IAS ensures that acceleration decisions are systematic, thoughtful, well-reasoned, and defensible. Designed to take personal bias out of the decision-making process when considering a child for whole-grade acceleration, the IAS requires assessment information (test and other data) and utilizes a child-study team format to come to agreement on a series of assessment questions related to the child’s motivation, school attendance, relationships with teachers and peers, and more.
The IAS has been used in all 50 states, Canada, and Australia. Feedback from years of nationwide use has resulted in this revised third edition.
- Overall refined material based on experience and research
- A revised list of required ability and aptitude tests
- A clearer format to make it easier to use
- Clarification of item scores
- Updated research on acceleration
SBN 10-Digit: 978-IASKIT-330
Length: 160 pages
ISBN 10 digit: 0-910707-92-8
ISBN 13 digit: 978-0-910707-92-3
Length: 16 pages
ISBN 10 digit: 0-910707-94-4
ISBN 13 digit: 978-0-910707-94-7