Replication data for: Is Gifted Education a Bright Idea? Assessing the Impact of Gifted and Talented Programs on Students

Scott A. Imberman, Sa A. Bui & Steven G. Craig
We evaluate the impact of Gifted and Talented (GT) programs on students through a regression discontinuity (RD) design, and by analyzing a randomized lottery for elite magnet GT schools. We show that GT students in each analysis are exposed to higher achieving peers and, in the RD sample, a more advanced curriculum. We find that achievement for marginal students neither improves nor worsens from GT services in the short run. We also find that lottery...
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