Ensure the needs of advanced learners are addressed via best practices
ECRA Group’s partnership with The Center for Talent Development (CTD) at Northwestern University provides clients access to one of the nation’s top authorities on best practices for gifted and advanced learner programming. For over 35 years, CTD has helped young people set ambitious learning goals and realize the full potential of their talents by providing access to appropriate assessments and systematic and continuous enrichment and accelerated programs in a variety of domains, starting in early childhood and continuing through adolescence. CTD recognizes that talent is developed by matching an individual’s interests and aptitude with the right blend of opportunities, experiences, and challenges. CTD also works in collaboration with schools and families, providing them with the expertise and resources needed to support talent development using best practices. In addition, the CTD and ECRA partnership offers local school districts personalized learner profiles to implement policies related to the identification and monitoring of advanced learners.