In North Carolina, a dedicated group of my colleagues and I are determined to find new and improved ways to meet the challenges placed before us by local, state, and federal goals in education. Evidence of student GROWTH is the goal at every grade level. Often, funding is attached to the numbers, so let's get those numbers UP, UP, UP where they should be. But, HOW?
How do we as educators make measurable increases in student growth when measurements are already at the top of the scale?
Let's put the ruby slippers on the other feet, so to speak, and allow gifted and talented kids to take responsibility for their own learning.