ERIC Number: ED104965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug-27
Reference Count: 0
Using Tests to Discover Talent.
Stanley, Julian C.
The great value of standardized tests for locating talent that would otherwise be likely to remain submerged and unidentified is emphasized. Such tests must be appropriate to the actual ability level of the persons tested, regardless of their grade level, so that sufficient ceilings may be obtained and power of minds probed adequately. High test scores are viewed as probably the best single initial clue to high potential, often more valid than school grades or teacher's recommendations. The goals of the five year study, which is in its second year, are: discovery, description and development. Development is understood as vigorous intervention in the educational process on behalf of highly talented students. (Author/BJG)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Acceleration, Achievement Tests, Advanced Students, Early Admission, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), High Achievement, Intelligence Tests, Motivation, Prognostic Tests, Standardized Tests, Student Attitudes, Talent Identification, Test Results, Testing, Time Factors (Learning)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD.
Note: Speech given before the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Montreal, Canada, August 27, 1973)