High Ability grouping and teaching gifted students in secondary schools

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The Age news paper did a focus article on SEAL school high ability acceleration learning programs for gifted students that have expanded in Victorian Dept of Education schools despite the DET not supporting these programs.

Period10 Oct 2022

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Media contributions

  • TitleMore schools fast tracking students, despite push to SEAL them off
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe Age newspaper and online
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/SizeAn article. I gave an expert comment.
    DescriptionSEAL schools have expanded in govt high schools in Victoria for highly able students. These are accelerated learning programs for Y7-10 students who have been assessed as gifted. These programs need to be accredited to exist. There are many schools with designated programs for gifted students in NSW while Victoria has only 4 selective high schools. The research strongly supports high ability grouping for gifted students.
    Producer/AuthorMadeleine Heffernan
    PersonsLeonie Kronborg


  • high ability grouping, gifted students, academically able secondary students