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This survey was created and conducted by the Blue Valley Parent Advocates for Gifted Education (BVPAGE), a parent support group in Johnson County, Kansas. The survey was conducted from July 2016 through January 1, 2017 and consisted mostly of respondents from the Blue Valley school district. The intention was to gather information, experiences, considerations, advantages, and disadvantages of whole grade or single subject acceleration. Chose TO Accelerate Responses by Question; Chose TO Accelerate Responses by Individual; Chose NOT TO Accelerate Responses by Question; Chose NOT TO Accelerate Responses by Individual; Presentation Notes.
UMTYMP provides a challenging alternative for Minnesota’s talented mathematics students in grades 6-12. The highly accelerated courses are specially designed to provide these students with an intense academic experience that will stimulate their mathematical interest and abilities. The program, offered through the University of Minnesota School of Mathematics Center for Educational Programs (MathCEP), is partially supported by an appropriation from the State of Minnesota. Students currently in grades 5-7 are identified and recommended by their schools as eligible for entering UMTYMP at the Algebra level. The University of Minnesota also offers an affiliated Saturday Enrichment program.