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CTD Research and Publications

Advancing the Fields of Gifted Education and Talent Development

Led by internationally recognized talent development scholar, Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, the Center for Talent Development staff is committed to furthering the field of gifted education through scholarly research.

CTD is an accredited learning center and research facility housed in the School of Education & Social Policy at Northwestern University, and since its founding in 1982, research has been at the core of CTD's program design and methods. CTD and its leadership continue to contribute ground-breaking research on talent development.

Selected Publications

The Effectiveness of Current Interventions to Reverse the Underachievement of Gifted Students: Findings of a Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review

Authored By: Saiying Steenbergen-Hu, Eric Calvert, and Paula Olszewski-Kubilius. Citation: Steenbergen-Hu, S., Olszewski-Kubilius, P., & Calvert, E. (2020). The Effectiveness of Current Interventions to Reverse the Underachievement of Gifted Students: Findings of a Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review. Gifted Child Quarterly, 64(2), 132–165. Read More

Ushering in the 2019 Pre-K to Grade 12 Gifted Programming Standards

Authored By: Alicia Cotabish, Debbie Dailey, Susan Corwith, Susan Johnsen, Chin-Wen Lee, and Keri Guilbault. Citation: Cotabish, A., Dailey, D., Corwith, S., Johnsen, S., Lee, C.-W., & Guilbault, K. (2020). Ushering in the 2019 Pre-K to Grade 12 Gifted Programming Standards. Gifted Child Today, 43(2), 135–140. Read More

The Role of the Family in Talent Development

Authored By: Paula Olszewski-Kubilius Citation: Olszewski-Kubilius P. (2018) The Role of the Family in Talent Development. In: Pfeiffer S. (eds) Handbook of Giftedness in Children. Springer, Cham.  Read More

What One Hundred Years of Research Says About the Effects of Ability Grouping and Acceleration on K–12 Students’ Academic Achievement: Findings of Two Second-Order Meta-Analyses

Authored By: Saying Steenbergen-Hu, Matthew Makel, and Paula Olszewski-Kubilius. Citation: Steenbergen-Hu, S., Makel, M. C., & Olszewski-Kubilius, P. (2016). What One Hundred Years of Research Says About the Effects of Ability Grouping and Acceleration on K–12 Students’ Academic Achievement: Findings of Two Second-Order Meta-Analyses. Review of Educational Research, 86(4), 849–899. Read More

Family Environment and Social Development in Gifted Students

Authored By Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, Seon-Young Lee, & Dana Thomson, Citation: Olszewski-Kubilius, P., Lee, S-L., & Thomson, D. L. (2014). Family environment and social development in gifted students. Gifted Child Quarterly, 58 (3). 119-216. Read More

Academically Gifted Students’ Perceived Interpersonal Competence and Peer Relationships

Authored By: Seon-Young Lee, Paula Olszewski-Kubilius & Dana Thomson, Citation: Lee, S.Y, Olszewski-Kubilius, P., & Thomson, D.  (2012).  Academically gifted students’ perceived interpersonal competence and peer relationships.  Gifted Child Quarterly, 56(2), 90-104. Read More

Rethinking Giftedness and Gifted Education: A Proposed Direction Forward Based on Psychological Science

Authored By: Subotnik, R. F., Olszewski-Kubilius, P., & Worrell, F. C. (2011). Rethinking Giftedness and Gifted Education: A Proposed Direction Forward Based on Psychological Science. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 12(1), 3–54. Read More

“The Center has made major contributions to research and development in the field of gifted education, especially with respect to what constitutes quality programs for highly gifted students.”  – Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Founding Director of CTD

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