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ERIC Number: ED093108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Behavioral Discriptors of the Gifted.
Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Office of Research and Field Services.
Provided is a questionnaire in the form of a rating scale to determine the degree to which teachers believe 316 characteristics (called behavioral descriptors) are typical of gifted children. Given is a definition of giftedness which includes capability of high performance in areas such as general intellectual ability and creative thinking, and need for differentiated educational programs beyond normal provisions of the regualr school program. Instructions are given for rating behavior according to seven levels ranging from very uncharacteristic to very characteristic. The following are typical examples of the descriptors provided: "the child uses logic in arriving at a decision, the student displays unusual ability to select and arrange colors, and the student quickly analyzes mechanical problems". (MC)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Office of Research and Field Services.