ERIC Number: ED330146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Identification: A Suggested Procedure for the Identification of Talented and Gifted Students K-12. Technical Assistance Paper 1. Revised.
Balzer, Charlene, Ed.; Siewert, Bob, Ed.
This guide to procedures for identifying gifted and talented children in Oregon outlines requirements of legislation and administrative regulations. The procedures describe steps in the identification process, including referral, screening, testing, and final selection/parent notification. The importance of identifying children when very young, using multiple criteria, and utilizing a case study approach is stressed. Obstacles to identification of the nontypical gifted, such as cultural and ethnic minorities, economically disadvantaged, underachievers, or handicapped, are discussed, along with techniques for overcoming the obstacles. A bibliography lists four references on identification and approximately 50 references on the nontypical gifted. Appendices contain procedures for selecting a group mental ability test; sample forms, letters, and identification materials, including teacher, parent, and self referral forms; descriptions of possible tests for use in measuring talent and giftedness; a glossary of technical terms; sample identification procedures from Hillsboro Elementary School District; and background information on identification, student records and confidentiality, and student characteristics. (JDD)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Gifted, Gifted Disabled, Gifted Disadvantaged, Intelligence Tests, Minority Groups, Referral, State Legislation, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Talent, Underachievement
Publication Sales, Oregon Department of Education, Salem, OR 97310-0290 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Div. of Special Student Services.
Note: For related documents, see EC 300 115-119.