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Congrats To Andrew

May 4, 2009

Andrew got accepted into the High Ability Learner Program in Math. Heaven only knows he didn’t get his smarts from me.

From Millard Public Schools:

Definition of High Ability Learner

Students differing markedly from their peers in abilities, interests, and psychological maturity. The High Ability Learner gives evidence of high performance capability in areas of intellectual capacity and/or specific academic disciplines.

Most Prevalent Characteristics of Giftedness (The analysis consisted of data on 241 children between 2½ and 12½ years of age with above average IQ’s)

* 99.4% learn rapidly

* 99.4% have extensive vocabulary

* 99.3% have excellent memory

* 99.3% reason well

* 97.9% are curious

* 96.1% are mature for their age at times

* 95.9% have an excellent sense of humor

* 93.8% have a keen sense of observation

* 93.5% have compassion for others

* 93.4% have a vivid imagination

* 93.4% have a long attention span

* 92.9% have ability with numbers

* 90.3% are concerned with justice and fairness

* 89.4% have facility with puzzles and legos

* 88.4% have a high energy level

* 88.3% are perfectionistic

* 85.9% are perseverant in their areas of interest

* 84.1% question authority

* 80.3% are avid readers


* 90% were described by their parents as “sensitive.” (For those of you that know Andrew you know how true this is)

* 83% like to concentrate on one activity at a time.

* 79% report high energy or activity levels.

* 44% are sensitive to clothing tags and other tactile sensations. (There isn’t a tag on any of Andrew’s clothes)

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Heather Duffek permalink
    May 4, 2009 8:47 am

    That is AWESOME!!!

  2. May 4, 2009 4:29 pm

    Congrats to the brainiac!

  3. May 4, 2009 4:48 pm

    Holy Cow! Nice Job Andrew, Grandma and Grandpa are very proud of you!

  4. May 4, 2009 5:20 pm

    Way to go, Andrew!

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