ERIC Number: ED189787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Screening for Gifted Children: The Use of Training and Observation in the Identification Process.
Shipley, Edward G.
A screening model to identify gifted elementary students (grades 3 through 5) was evaluated to reduce the inefficient use of the school psychologist's time. The screening devices used to select children for the final criterion measure were (1) training, observation, and nomination by teachers; (2) orientation and the use of a sociometric technique to obtain peer nominations; and (3) screening of the school records to determine a list of students making an IQ score of 120 or higher on a group ability test. A total of 43 out of 47 children qualified by meeting all of the screening criteria for an efficiency rate of 91%. Only one student qualified by a group test score without being nominated resulting in an effectiveness rate of 98%. The screening model was found to be more efficient than traditional methods to determine early entrance candidates. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Sarasota.