Research on Renzulli Learning

White Paper on Differentiation

A white paper by Dr. Joseph Renzulli and Dr. Sally Reis outlines the role of differentiation in promoting student growth and how the Renzulli Learning System helps students pursue their interests and leverage their talents.

Reexamining the Role of Gifted Education and Talent Development for the 21st Century: A Four-Part Theoretical Approach

In this article, a reexamination of current gifted and talented programming is intended to generate future research, extend dialogue among scholars, and inspire continued support for programming based on theory and related research.

Applying Gifted Education Pedagogy to Total Talent Development for All Students

Applying Gifted Education Pedagogy to Total Talent Development for all students is one of Drs. Joseph Renzulli’s most cited articles.

Closing the Achievement Gap

Utilizing a strength-based pedagogy and differentiation benefits not just talent and gifted students but entire school communities.  Dr. Joseph Renzulli outlines how not just classrooms, but entire schools and districts can see increased achievement, helping to close the achievement gap.

The Schoolwide Enrichment Model

The Renzulli Learning System utilizes the Schoolwide Enrichment Model which has been studied and field-tested for over 35 years.  This model has been shown to enhance entire school communities, not just individual students or classrooms.

A Cross-Cultural Perspective about the Implementation and Adaptation Process of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model: The Importance of TTalent Development in a Global World

This paper provides an over-view of the SEM and the broad range of regions in which the model is currently implemented, as well as an examination of the reasons for its widespread acceptanceamong educators around the world. In addition, this paper includes an interviewwith Dr Joseph Renzulli, inventor of SEM, in which several issues related to thecultural adaptation of the SEM are discussed.

From High Potential To Gifted Performance: Encouraging Academically Talented Urban Students

From High Potential to Gifted Performance: Encouraging Academically Talented Urban Students is an article written by Dr. Sally Reis and Miriam Morales-Taylor, which discusses how academically talented students in many urban areas in our Northeastern corner of the country have limited access to gifted and talented programs due to lack of funding and attention focused on students who are achieving well below grade level.

Gifted Students’ Perceptions of One Online Learning System

The Renzulli Learning System’s online differentiation tools and resources offer students the ability to become independent, self-directed learners. A study of talented and gifted seventh through ninth grade students  demonstrated increased independence and engagement through using the Renzulli Learning System, resulting in higher achievement.

The Effects of the Use of Renzulli Learning on student Achievement in Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Social Studies, and Science

A Study from the University of Georgia demonstrated significantly higher growth in reading comprehension, oral reading fluency, and social studies achievement in students who participated in the Renzulli Learning System versus students who did not participate in the Renzulli Learning System.

Enriching Students Pays Off: Evidence from an Individualized Gifted and Talented Program in Secondary Education

A longitudinal study from the University of Amsterdam also found that the individualization for talented and gifted student education, like the profiler offered in the Renzulli Learning System, has dramatic positive benefits with regards to student achievement.

The Effects of the Personal Success Plan by Renzulli Learning on the Achievement of Seventh Grade Students with Giftedness

A study from the Wichita State University illustrated how the Renzulli Learning System can assist in helping gifted but underachieving students reverse underachievement and become more engaged and active learners.

Just What I Need: Gifted Students’ Perceptions of One Online Learning System

Research from the University of Connecticut found that use students using the Renzulli Learning System self-reported higher engagement and satisfaction with their learning experience in and out of the classroom.

An Infusion-Based Approach to Enriching the Standards-Driven Curriculum

By infusing prescribed standards with the richness of what lies beyond the standards or textbook, the academic and creative experiences of students become three-dimensional, as they recognize that the world Is much bigger, and much more exciting than they could have ever imagined.

Research That Supports Using the Schoolwide Enrichment Model and Extensions of Gifted Education Pedagogy to Meet the Needs of all Students

The SEM provides enriched learning experiences and higher standards for all children through three goals: developing talents in all children, providing a broad range of advanced level enrichment experiences for all students, and provide follow-up advanced learning for children based on interests.