[FoRK] A Nation Deceived: report on acceleration of advanced students

Ciamac Moallemi ciamac at moallemi.com
Wed Sep 22 13:42:34 PDT 2004

On 22 Sep, 2004, at 9:52 AM, Jim Whitehead wrote:

> Students who are moved ahead tend to be more ambitious, and they earn
> graduate degrees at higher rates than other students.

On a related note, I had a friend who used to work in the admissions 
office at MIT. They were fairly careful in analyzing how an admit with 
a certain set of characteristics ultimately performed in terms of 
metrics like graduation rate, cumulative GPA, etc. For example, it was 
somewhat easier for women to get in because, for whatever reason, women 
with the same SAT, high school GPA, etc. did better then men on 
average. She described the accelerated pool (specifically under 16 
male) as having a completely bimodal distribution: either they did very 
well or they didn't graduate.

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