ERIC Number: ED176429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Measurement Issues in Future Programs for Gifted Students.
Gallagher, James J.
Presented at the Educational Testing Service's Invitational Conference on Measurement and Educational Policy in 1978, the paper discusses some critical measurement issues that influence the future course of education for the gifted. The current status of gifted education is reviewed, and the gifted population is defined as those with demonstrated achievement and/or potential in any of the following areas: general intellectual ability, specific academic aptitude, creative or productive thinking, leadership ability, visual and performing arts, and psychomotor ability. Specific measurement problems discussed include cultural differences and creativity measurement. Some areas for school adaptations for gifted children are examined, including curriculum content and learning environment. Among the recommendations presented are the need to discard standard instruments designed for average students and to develop instruments for special populations, and the need for a new set of instruments that will allow professionals to integrate the knowledge of the individual with the classification of common environmental settings and conditions. (DLS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Educational Testing Service Invitational Conference on Measurement and Educational Policy (Washington, D.C., October 28, 1979)