ERIC Number: ED234564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Pilot Project for Potentially Gifted Minority Students - Grade 3-4 (Alternative Education). Project Evaluation (3rd Year).
Howells, Ronald F.
The report describes accomplishments of a program designed to promote abilities of 75 potentially gifted culturally different students in grades 3-4. Student selection procedures included the Basic Structure of Intellect (SOI) Learning Abilities Test and teacher interviews. The curriculum emphasized SOI materials and cultural arts. Detailed data of student performance on the Cognitive Abilities Test, the Otis-Lennon, and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised are presented. Additional evaluative material includes results from surveys of teachers of the gifted. Among findings cited are that 30% of the 67 children enrolled in the project were being considered for placement in the regular gifted program; that 39 Ss made 10% or higher gains over previous scores on standardized tests; and that teachers felt the students who moved on to the regular gifted program made satisfactory adjustments. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Palm Beach County Board of Public Instruction, West Palm Beach, FL.
Identifiers: Structure of Intellect
Note: Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children National Conference on the Exceptional Black Child (Atlanta, GA, July 24-27, 1983).