Susan Assouline

Susan Assouline

American world renowned Gifted education expert

will present 

Addressing the excellence gaps

4.00 pm, Wednesday 15th March 2017

Venue: Hobart (TBA)

Despite education policy aimed to promote diversity, excellence gaps are evident in many highly industrialised countries.  These excellence gaps can be addressed through the application of one or more of the various forms of acceleration. This address focuses on the evidence-based practice of acceleration and its power to aid the development of Gifted and talented students.


 Registration costs:

  • TAG financial members, Associate Members and Students – $75
  • Non-members – $90
  • Full Time UTAS Education Students – $15
  • Group discount of $100 when booking a group of 10 or more: email TAG for details

Susan G. Assouline is the director of the Belin-Blank Center at the University of Iowa. She holds the Myron and Jacqueline N. Blank Endowed Chair in Gifted Education, and is a professor of school psychology.  She is especially interested in identification of academic talent in elementary students and is co-author (with Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik) of both editions of Developing Math Talent:  A Comprehensive Guide to Math Education for Gifted Students in Elementary and Middle School. As well, she is co-developer of the Iowa Acceleration Scale, a tool designed to guide educators and parents through decisions about grade-skipping students.   In 2015, she co-edited with Nicholas Colangelo, Joyce Van Tassel-Baska, and Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik,  A Nation Empowered:  Evidence Trumps the Excuses Holding Back America’s Brightest Students.  She is the 2016 recipient of the NAGC Distinguished Scholar Award.

 All welcome; light refreshments provided


Further information contact TAG President: Allison Cornish, email or phone 0467 528 048.