ERIC Number: ED229900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Project Eureka: A Program for the Academically Gifted.
Weller, L. David
The Irving, Texas, Independent School District developed and implemented Project Eureka, a 1 year program, with Elementary Secondary Education Act Title IV, Part C monies, for grade 5 middle school gifted students. Of the 1,750 students tested on the School and College Aptitude Test and the Scientific Research Associates Achievement Test, and examined by means of student work samples, teacher recommendations, student nominations, and parent requests, the highest ranked 65 students were selected. Using Bloom's Taxonomy, the project focused on five areas of skill development: gathering data, organizing data, interpreting data, synthesizing data, and forecasting results. Resource persons included a journalist, marketing analyst, and history teacher. Results of pretest-posttest measures indicated highly significant gains by the students. Another result of the project was formation of the Irving Association for the Gifted and Talented. (MC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Blooms Taxonomy; Irving Independent School District TX
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of Association of Teacher Educators. (Pheonix, AZ, February 14-17, 1982).