Realising the potential for Australia’s high capacity students: Findings and recommendations

S Harding, Patrick Griffin, Narelle English, Nives Nibali, M Alom

Assessment Research Centre, University of Melbourne. | Published : 2018


Successful strategies for supporting high capacity students in mathematics included using online learning; curriculum extension activities, tasks or programs; specific interventions for high capacity students such as real-life problem solving-based tasks; setting appropriate learning goals and challenging students at their level of ZPD; and facilitating like-ability peer interactions. Successful strategies for supporting high capacity students in developing reading comprehension skills included selecting or modifying tasks given to students according to ability and modifying whole-class instruction based on assessment data. There was evidence that supporting students’ SRL could encourage gro..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This research is supported under the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Projects funding scheme (LP140100236, Realising the Potential of Australia’s High Capacity Students), in partnership with the State of Victoria as represented by the Department of Education and Training.