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4/21/09 11:42 PM EBSCOhost Page 1 of 17 Title: Authors: Source: Document Type: Subject Terms: Geographic Terms: Abstract: Author Affiliations: Full Text Word Count: ISSN: Accession Number: Database: Back 20 page(s) will be printed. Record: 1 Gifted Students Dropping Out: Recent Findings from a Southeastern State. Matthews, Michael S. 1 matthews@coedu.usf.edu Roeper Review; Summer2006, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p216-223, 8p, 2 charts, 1 graph Article *HIGH school dropouts *DROPOUTS *ADVANCED students *GIFTED persons NORTH Carolina Dropping out of school has been presented as a serious problem affecting gifted students, with some authors suggesting that 20% or more of dropouts could be gifted (e.g., Rimm, 1995; Robertson, 1991). Longitudinal data from North Carolina were used to investigate high-school dropout rates among gifted students (N = 7916) who had participated in a regional talent search program as seventh graders. In contrast to some prior estimates, results indicate that dropout rates among this particular gifted population are extremely low. Dropout rates among all gifted subgroups, as well as across this entire population, were below 1%. Gifted students differed from the general dropout population in being less likely to report dropping out due to attendance problems and more likely to drop out to attend a community college. Limitations of the findings are discussed, and implications for gifted education policy and practice are offered. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Roeper Review is the property of Routledge and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts) 1 Assistant Professor of Gifted Education, University of South Florida, Tampa 8078 02783193 21934696 Academic Search Complete Gifted Students Dropping Out: Recent Findings from a Southeastern State Dropping out of school has been presented as a serious problem affecting gifted students, with some authors suggesting that 20% or more of dropouts could be gifted (e.g., Rimm, 1995; Robertson, 1991). Longitudinal data from North Carolina were used to investigate high-school dropout rates among gifted students (N = 7916) who had participated in a regional talent search program as seventh graders. In contrast to some prior estimates, results indicate that dropout rates among this particular gifted population are extremely low. Dropout rates among all gifted subgroups,
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