ERIC Number: ED080583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Mentally Gifted Disadvantaged Students: An Investigation of Methods of Identification, Including the Use of "Culture Fair" Tests, at the Eighth Grade Level. Final Report.
Skager, Rodney; Fitz-Gibbon, Carol
The aim of this investigation was to develop a justifiable and efficient procedure for locating the top two percent of the eighth grade students in an inner-city junior high school. The WISC performance IQ was chosen as the criterion measure. Four screening measures were used to select students for the WISC: an achievement test (the California Achievement Test 1970 reading and mathematics), a conventional IQ test (the California Test of Mental Maturity short form 1963), a "culture fair" test (Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices) and teacher nominations. Students scoring in the top two percent of the sample on one or more of these measures took the Advanced Progressive Matrices and the WISC. The top nine students on the WISC performance scale were designated mentally gifted. Since four of the nine gifted students were not nominated by any teacher, the use of teacher nominations is not recommended except as a supplement to objective tests. A procedure involving the use of the SPM followed by the APM is recommended for selecting students for the WISC. This procedure would have identified eight of the nine gifted students in this study, and would have required the administration of only 14 WISCs. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Achievement Tests; California Test of Mental Maturity; Raven Progressive Matrices