ERIC Number: ED331217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Indiana Guide for the Identification of Gifted/Talented Students.
Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Office of Gifted and Talented Education.
This comprehensive guide to identification of gifted and talented students in Indiana is intended to aid the 85% of Indiana school districts which provide programs for gifted students. A relative, rather than absolute, standard is proposed for identifying the top 5 to 7 percent of students. Giftedness in the areas of intellectual/academic abilities, visual and performing arts, creativity, and leadership is addressed. Individual chapters consider the following: (1) step-by-step processes involved in identification of gifted/talented students; (2) the underlying philosophy, guiding principles and relevant portions of state law; (3) preparation for identification procedures (e.g., determination of program philosophy and program options and staffing); (4) guidelines for selecting identification instruments; (5) suggestions for selection of criterion levels, data analysis and appeal, review and exit procedures; (6) techniques for identifying underserved populations (e.g., underachievers, racial minorities, rural, and handicapped students); (7) inservice training of staff in identification procedures; (8) student selection; and (9) methods to evaluate the efficacy of the identification policies. The 10th and final chapter presents a summary of the processes presented and planning guidelines. Appendixes provide additional information on formal measures, informal measures, abbreviations and symbols, and resources in Indiana. Also provided are a 54-item bibliography and a 112-term glossary. Many tables and sample forms are also included. (DB)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Creativity, Decision Making, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Evaluation Methods, Gifted Disabled, Inservice Teacher Education, Leadership, Minority Groups, Program Development, State Programs, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Talent, Talent Identification, Test Interpretation, Underachievement
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Office of Gifted and Talented Education.