Va. district supports more diversity among students in gifted programs

04/13/2014 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

A school district in Virginia has focused services starting in kindergarten to identify and support minority and low-income students who are gifted or high-achieving in its Young Scholars program. With the implementation of a nonverbal screening test, the Fairfax County School District has moved from having black students make up 5% of its advanced academic programs to 9%, and Hispanics rise from 3.5% to 18%, and better reflects the overall student population.

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