ERIC Number: ED079387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Identification of the Gifted.
Seashore, Harold G.
Test Service Bulletin, n55 p1-8 Dec 1963
Procedures for the selection of gifted students through analysis and evaluation of test profiles are described in fictional form, using the activities and conversations of two counselors named Stan Devian and Norm Curve. The following principles were evolved: (1) a gifted student program must start with goals that are understood and accepted by the whole staff; (2) the program must be expressed in terms of what a particular school can do now or in the near future; (3) no one group within the school should have exclusive control of defining brightness or identifying the pupils who will qualify; (4) for practical reasons, keep separate the search for the intellectually gifted and the search for the gifted in other areas; and (5) multi-aptitude test batteries are essential to the comprehensive assessment of each pupil's level and pattern of mental abilities and as a basis for counseling. (KM)
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Authoring Institution: Psychological Corp., New York, NY.