The purpose of this non-experimental study was to determine if parental involvement levels have an effect on the gifted and talented (GT) status of fourth grade students. An additional purpose of the study was to determine if there was a difference between the academic performance of GT and non-GT students. The participants were a convenience sample of 50 parents or guardians of fourth grade students at a public middle school in the southeastern United States. The participants completed a researcher-made survey to determine the level of parental involvement in the fourth grade student’s academics. An analysis of the results indicated that parental involvement does not significantly affect student status as GT or non-GT. The results of the study further indicated there is a significant difference between the academic achievement of non-GT students and the academic achievement of GT students, with GT students having a higher achievement level.
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