Iowa Acceleration Scale  

A Guide for Whole-Grade Acceleration K-8 (3rd Edition, Set of 10 IAS Forms)


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 one (1) set of ten (10) Forms and Summary and Planning Records

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. These supplemental Forms and Summary and Planning Records are for replenishing the supply of Forms when a school has already purchased the initial kit and has used the 10 Forms that came with that kit. Third edition Forms are for schools that are using the third edition Manual.

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: 16 pages
ISBN 10 digit: 0-910707-94-4
ISBN 13 digit: 978-0-910707-94-7


Price: $169.95


Recommended Materials:


IAS 3rd Edition Complete Kit






Shopping Cart
You are PERFECT. Almost

Lisa Van Gemert book about perfectionism for sale NEXT WEEK! June 12. Get it soon and be perfect.

Warrior Workbook NOW!
AVAILABLE NOW from Great Potential Press! This new journal gives kids their own workbook as an interactive, proactive, and hands-on way to more thoroughly conquer the Worry Monster aka anxiety.
Spring Sale
Spring into Spring with a Great Potential Press book for 50% off!
Misdiagnosis 2
The 2nd edition of Misdiagnosis is HERE. Examine the DSM-5's role in how psychologists assess your gifted child. Buy it today.
Newest Catalog
Take a look at the 2016-2017 Great Potential Press catalog filled with books for and about gifted children and adults!