ERIC Number: ED177761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Multi-Dimensional Screening Device (MDSD) for the Identification of Gifted/Talented Children.
The monograph presents a model for identifying gifted/talented children which is based on a multidimensional concept of intelligence, designed to include the less accepted school population in its initial search, and tied to a staff development program for teachers who must be part of the screening process. Rationale for the Multi-Dimensional Screening Device (MDSD) is discussed, and seven steps in implementing the MDSD are outlined, beginning with staff development and individual rating of students to selection of children by a local screening committee. Definitions and examples of the following 10 categories in the MDSD are listed: ability in the visual arts, ability in the performing arts, demonstrated creative or productive thinking, academic ability in a particular discipline; general intellectual ability at or above 1 out of 100 range; leadership qualities, organizing, and decision making, psychomotor history and abilities; history and use of spatial and abstract thinking; high discrepancy between performance and general intellectual ability; and talent associated with the child's cultural heritage. Scoring procedures for the MDSD are described. (CL)
Descriptors: Creativity, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Evaluation Methods, Gifted, Guidelines, Models, Screening Tests, Talent, Talent Identification, Test Bias
Bureau of Educational Research and Services, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Bureau of Educational Research and Services.