Back in 2003-2005, one county in Florida temporarily put into place a standardized, high quality gifted discovery testing for two years. Then the funding was cut and the program was no more. Years later, in a separate study in undiscovered genius, data from this program was used and they figured out that, for that very brief period of time, there was a LOT of previously undiscovered minorities and poor students put into gifted programs (and were doing well) that this merit-based testing had discovered that weren’t found previously nor once the program had ended. After the program ended, the vast majority of gifted students were again, economically advantaged as usual.

Back in 2003-2005, one county in Florida temporarily put into place a standardized, high quality gifted discovery testing for two years. Then the funding was cut and the program was no more.
Years later, in a separate study in undiscovered genius, data from this program was used and they figured out that, for that very brief period of time, there was a LOT of previously undiscovered minorities and poor students put into gifted programs (and were doing well) that this merit-based testing had discovered that weren’t found previously nor once the program had ended.
After the program ended, the vast majority of gifted students were again, economically advantaged as usual.

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