ERIC Number: ED245437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Identification and Programming for the Gifted: Some Limitations of Guilford's Structure of Intellect Model. Draft.
Clarizio, Harvey F.; Mehrens, William A.
The paper critically analyzes the research and promotional literature on J. Guilford's Structure of Intellect (SOI) model as it relates to the cognitive functioning of gifted students and evaluates the implications of this analysis for the counselor's role in the identification and programming of gifted students. The review is written from developmental and measurement bases and covers materials published by the SOI Institute, workshop materials from districts using SOI materials, and professional research literature. It is concluded that the SOI promotional literature promises far more than it has delivered and that severe psychometric limitations seriously limit the SOI model's usefulness. Limitations center on the lack of reliable assignment of test items to SOI categories, unreliable difference scores, and the lack of adequate validity evidence for differential treatment effects. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Structure of Intellect
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).