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ERIC Number: ED131635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Testing the Gifted Child: An Interpretation in Lay Language.
Fortna, Richard O.; Boston, Bruce O.
Intended for parents and teachers of gifted students (preschool through graduate level), the document provides descriptions in "lay language" of tests used as identification and screening measures in gifted and talented programing. Explained in an introductory section are such concepts as IQ, various uses for tests, types of standardized tests, and kinds of scoring procedures. Sections on what the test measures, content and/or structure of the test, how the test is scored, what the score(s) mean(s), and references for uses of the test in gifted education are provided for each of the following tests: the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised, Stanford Achievement Test Intermediate Level II Battery, California Short-Form Test of Mental Maturity, Tennessee Self Concept Scale--Counseling Form, Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, and Scales for Rating Behavioral Characteristics of Superior Students. (SBH)
Descriptors: Gifted, Screening Tests, Standardized Tests, Talent, Talent Identification, Test Construction, Test Interpretation, Test Reviews
CEC Information Services and Publications, The Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($3.50, Publication No. 142)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.