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Proven Results
Guided by 25 years of research at Stanford University, GiftedandTalented.com courses are proven to help students become advanced learners.
Girls and boys achieve at equal levels
We believe your background shouldn't define your academic success. That's why we've structured our courses to ensure academic excellence across all demographics. Research proves our student academic outcomes were equally effective across demographic groups including gender, age, and prior test scores.
Girls and boys achieve at equal levels
Students achieve 2+ grades ahead with Tutor Supported course
Students finish 2+ grades ahead
According to recent analysis, students enrolled in our tutor-supported mathematics course finished an average of two grade levels beyond their chronological grade. By comparison, students using our independent study math program finished an average of one grade level beyond their chronological grade.
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Students score 2x higher on standardized tests
Independent research by New York University confirms that our adaptive learning programs, developed by Stanford, are proven to accelerate achievement for a varying level of students. Our students achieved twice the national average on Advanced Placement tests.
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Students achieve 2x higher scores on standardized tests
90% of student alumni hold academic distinctions
90% of student alumni hold academic distinctions
Based on a recent survey, our students earn a variety of academic honors and awards including full academic scholarships, honor roll, valedictorians, and dean's list.
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Foundational Research
GiftedandTalented.com was born out of 25 years of pioneering research at Stanford University. Spearheaded by Professor Patrick Suppes, Stanford's Educational Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) was founded in the 1990s where researchers conducted in-depth studies on accelerated learning and how emerging technologies could support each student's academic needs. Billions of data points collected from the more than 1 million students who have used the program are the foundation for our acclaimed courses.
Gifted Students' Individual Differences In Distance-Learning Computer-Based Calculus And Linear Algebra

2002 - Patrick Suppes, Tie Liang, Elizabeth E. Macken, Daniel P. Flickinger.

We examine student performance in computer-based calculus and linear algebra courses offered by Stanford University to pre-college students of high mathematical ability. Our analysis puts special emphasis on modeling student performance over time and on capturing long-term trend effects. The sequential nature of students' responses to course exercises is characterized by the use of stochastic and nonlinear models.
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Computer-Based Advanced Placement Calculus For Gifted Students

1995 - Patrick Suppes, Paul W. Holland, Yuanan Hu and Minh-thien Vu.

A computer-based course in Advanced Placement Calculus AB developed at the Institute for Mathematical Studies in the Social Sciences at Stanford University, was completed by 13 gifted students in grades 7-10 from seven different junior and senior high schools. The students took the Advanced Placement Calculus AB examination, and all passed, with six of them scoring a 5 (the highest grade).
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Ongoing Stanford Research
GiftedandTalented.com is guided by ongoing research and collaboration with multiple Stanford University department partners, including:

Stanford University

Stanford University

Stanford University Graduate School of Education

Graduate School of Education

Stanford University Department of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics

Stanford University Center for the Study of Language and Information

Center for the Study of
Language and Information

Stanford Research Collaborators
Our programs and services benefit from the immense knowledge and groundbreaking contributions of collaborators who continue our research at Stanford University.

Rafe Mazzeo

Rafe Mazzeo
Professor,
Department of Mathematics

Dan Flickinger

Dan Flickinger
Senior Research Associate,
Center for the Study of
Language and Information (CSLI)

Arnetha Ball

Arnetha Ball
Professor,
Graduate School of Education

 

Jiye Yu

Jiye Yu
Researcher, Center for the Study of
Language and Information (CSLI)

Tie Liang

Tie Lang
Psychometrician, Center for the Study of
Language and Information (CSLI)

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