ERIC Number: ED201112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
An Approach to Defensible Nondiscriminatory Identification Model for the Gifted.
Long, Robert R.
To develop an approach for a nondiscriminatory identification model for gifted students in Rome (GA) City Schools, mean IQ scores on the Otis-Lennon Mental Ability test were compared for fourth, fifth, and tenth grade students divided into four groups: White advantaged, White disadvantaged, Black advantaged, and Black disadvantaged. A significant difference in the mean IQ score for each group was found to exist, thus lending support to the rationale for establishing and using local norms. Similar results were shown for the Iowa Test of Basic Skills reading and math scales. A model is proposed which uses local norms for the two tests, followed by analysis of scores on the Ravens Standard or Progressive Matrices, the Renzulli-Hartman Scale, and the Baldwin Identification Matrix. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rome City School System, GA.
Note: Research Report for the Degree of Specialist in Education, West Georgia College. Print is poor in parts.