ERIC Number: ED104094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Identification of the Gifted and Talented.
Martinson, Ruth A.
Provided in the instructional syllabus developed by the National/State Leadership Training Institute on the Gifted and Talented are a rationale for the identification of gifted students, suggested identification procedures, and examples of materials used by various school districts. It is noted that the Stanford-Binet appears to be the best single identification instrument currently available, that identification of the disadvantaged gifted requires special emphasis, and that an absolute criterion for denoting giftedness is not only legitimate but necessary to identify those so advanced that they require special attention beyond the usual school provisions. Given are a definition of giftedness and a rationale for identification which includes group screening and individual identification and case study. Advantages and limitations of the following screening measures are described: teacher nomination, group intelligence and achievement tests, nomination by others, nomination by peers, parent nomination, pupil products, student expressions of values and ideals, the autobiography, multiple screening measures and abbreviated tests, creativity tests, and judgments of creativity by experts. Considered separately are steps for successful identification of the gifted and talented among the disadvantaged population. A successful procedure within the total population is seen to include early identification, continuing search, and use of multiple resource materials. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office for Gifted and Talented.
Authoring Institution: National/State Leadership Training Inst. on the Gifted and Talented, Los Angeles, CA.; Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, CA.
Note: An Instructional Syllabus for the National Summer Leadership Training Institute on the Education of the Gifted and the Talented