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Gender Differences Associated with Enrollment in the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science

Description: This study sought to determine if different factors had influenced females and males to select engineering/science-related studies at the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS). The data were collected in the fall semester in 1997 at TAMS located on the University of North Texas campus from a survey of factors reported in the literature that had influenced students to enroll in engineering/science-related curriculum.
Date: May 1998
Creator: Burns, Robert T. (Robert Thomas), 1942-
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Historical Development of the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science 1987-1992

Description: This study is a historical analysis of the significant events that led to the creation and evolution of the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS), from 1987 through 1992, and a description of the key individuals contributing to the development of the program. Included is a historical review of early college entrance and acceleration practices in the American educational system. In addition, the development of residential programs for mathematically and scientifically precocious high school-aged youths is offered. On June 23, 1987, the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science was established by the 70th Texas Legislature. Though fourth in a line of special programs created for mathematically and scientifically able high school-aged youths, the TAMS model significantly deviated from its predecessors. Only the accelerative TAMS model would offer a college curriculum taught by college faculty and the opportunity to concurrently complete the last two years of high school and the first two years of college. From the inception of the program in 1987 through 1992, changes would occur. From 1987 through the summer of 1988, the development of the curriculum, student life program, and admissions process took place. From 1988 through 1989 the inaugural class was introduced to the program, and legislative funding was approved in the 71st Texas Legislative Session. From 1989 through 1992, the program further expanded to an enrollment of 335 students who were assisted by more than thirty full and part-time staff members. The academic, admissions, and student life components further evolved to better identify, recruit, and nurture the intellectual and emotional development of these gifted adolescents. In 1992 the TAMS program was selected for the "Texas Excellence in Higher Education Award," for outstanding contributions to higher education within the state of Texas. In addition, one nationally acclaimed authority on programs for gifted youth, Julian Stanley, ...
Date: May 1996
Creator: Stride, Cindy F. (Cindy Flanagan)
Partner: UNT Libraries

[History of Early Admission Programs]

Description: Paper about the history of early admission programs in the United States of America. It proposes that advanced students not be kept to an age-in-grade pace, and that early admission programs be implemented to give these students a chance to learn at their own pace.
Date: 1980~
Partner: Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science

Family Background and Structure of High Academic Achievers

Description: This study examines the influence of family background and structure on academic achievement. The research focuses on the 11th- and 12th-grade population in the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) at the University of North Texas, Denton. The study examines the variables in family background and family structure that contribute to the students' high academic achievement. Twelve hypotheses related to parents, home environment, family structure and interaction, family roles, and family values are proposed. The multivariate analysis shows that the variables being read to, reading independently, fathers' education, mothers' education, and ethnicity are significant in impacting academic achievement. The study underlines the fact that multiple factors in family structure and background have an influence on academic achievement.
Date: May 1997
Creator: McDaniel, Linda Marie
Partner: UNT Libraries

U.S. Students Flunk Math, Science

Description: Article discussing the poor ranking of American teenagers in a study of proficiency in math and science, including students from the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, Ireland, Korea, and four provinces of Canada.
Date: February 10, 1989
Creator: Byrne, Gregory
Partner: Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science

[TAMS Permission Form]

Description: Permission form for parents of students at the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science covering off-campus travel, dating, and off-campus activities.
Date: 1988
Creator: Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science
Partner: Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science

Precollege Newsletter, Number 10, September 1, 1988

Description: Issue of the Precollege Newsletter from the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youths at Johns Hopkins University. It discusses girls in gifted programs, the University of Chicago, Rice University, Stanford University, how to pay for college tuition, and other subjects related to college programs for gifted children.
Date: September 1, 1988
Creator: Stanley, Julian C.; Brody, Linda; Lupkowski, Ann E.; Sandhofer, Lois; Wade, Mary Beth & Stanley, Barbara
Partner: Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science

[University Academy Contact List]

Description: List of addresses for science and mathematics academies at various universities, including names and information for the presidents of the universities and the academy contacts.
Date: September 1, 1988
Creator: Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science
Partner: Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science