Iowa Acceleration Scale  

A Guide for Whole-Grade Acceleration K-8 (3rd Edition, Manual)


Author(s): Susan G. Assouline, Ph.D., Nicholas Colangelo, Ph.D., Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik, Ph.D., Jonathan Lipscomb, Ph.D.,Leslie Forstadt, Ph.D.

*Includes ONLY the IAS Manual


Designed to take personal bias out of the decision-making process when considering a child for whole-grade acceleration, the IAS was developed and piloted by the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development at the University of Iowa. It ensures that acceleration decisions are systematic, thoughtful, well-reasoned, defensible, and as objective as possible. Educators considering using the IAS should read the Manual in its entirety. It contains important information about how and when to use the IAS and discusses who should be on the child-study team (parents, for example), how the process works, and more. In addition, it includes case studies and sample Forms. In one case study, the team reaches a decision to skip the child ahead one full grade. In another, the decision is made not to skip the child a grade, but instead to offer the child other academic enrichment to provide an appropriate level of challenge. Each case is unique, and the IAS helps parents and educators reach the best solution for each individual child.

The third edition features:

  • Overall refined material based on experience and research
  • A revised list of required ability and aptitude tests
  • A clearer format to make it easier to use
  • Clarification of item scores
  • Updated research on acceleration

The differences between the 3rd edition and the Iowa Acceleration Scale 2nd edition are that it contains updated research and slightly refined scoring and allows for use of the CogAt test for ability testing.

Length: 160 pages
ISBN 10 digit: 0-910707-92-8
ISBN 13 digit: 978-0-910707-92-3



Price: $99.95


Recommended Materials:

IAS3 IAS 3rd Edition Complete Kit







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