ERIC Number: ED037838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Fourth Annual Status Report for the Program for the Education of Exceptionally Talented Children.
Jacobs, Walter R., Jr.
Study of North Carolina's program for the exceptionally talented indicated a growth in enrollment which, however, remained at less than 1.5% of the public school population. Of the enrollers, 51% were in special language arts classes and 11% in self-contained classes; grade levels 9 through 12 had the highest enrollment. IQ scores ranged from 98 to 171 with a mean around 126; academic achievement levels were at least 2 years above grade level. Rating scales completed by teachers, pupils, and parents suggested all felt success was greater after placement. Pupil scores on the Watson-Glasner Critical Thinking Appraisal and the Barron-Walsh Art Scale were offered as tentative norms for enrollers. Further results concerned teacher characteristics and conference preferences, resource materials (see EC 004 840), funding of teacher allotments, and effectiveness in reaching eligible pupils. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classification, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Educational Finance, Enrollment, Exceptional Child Research, Gifted, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Instructional Materials, Instructional Program Divisions, Intelligence, Special Classes, State Programs, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Teacher Characteristics
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of General Education.
Identifiers: North Carolina