Reviews of the Fairfax County Public Schools Advanced Academic Programs
External Reviews of FCPS Advanced Academic Programs
Summary of Program Review
The focus of the review was to combine an analysis of available FCPS data and documentation with data collected by the review team and state-of-the-art theory and research to create a set of recommendations for improving equity across all four levels of FCPS Advanced Academic Program (AAP) services.
Jonathan Plucker, Ph.D., Julian Stanley Endowed Professor of Talent Development, Johns Hopkins University
Carolyn Callahan, Ph.D., Commonwealth Professor of Education, University of Virginia
Dante Dixson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of School and Educational Psychology, Michigan State University
Scott Peters, Ph.D., Professor of Assessment & Research Methodology, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Summary of Review Focus
Three guiding questions were used to review AAP.
- To what extent is FCPS practice in the identified focus area aligned with best practices in the field of gifted education and comparable districts?
- To what extent is FCPS practice in the identified focus area perceived to be effective by relevant stakeholders?
- What are the FCPS strengths and areas for improvement in the identified focus area? What are the recommendations for improvement and potential expansion?
Lori C. Bland, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Assessment, Evaluation, and Data-Driven Decision-Making (DDDM), George Mason University
Beverly D. Shaklee, Ed.D., Professor and Director, Advanced Studies in Teacher Development and International Education, George Mason University
Anastasia Kitsantas, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Division of Educational Psychology Research Methods and Education Policy, George Mason University
Angela Miller, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Research Methods and Educational Psychology, George Mason University
April A Mattix, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education, College of Education and Human Development, George Mason University
Bill Allen, Ph.D., visiting scholar, George Mason University
To request a complete report of the External Review of FCPS Advanced Academic Programs please contact the AAP Office at 571-423-4740.