ERIC Number: ED206143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
A Reasonably Satisfactory Way of Identifying Intellectually Gifted Students.
Mazer, Irene R.
The need to determine eligibility for a program for intellectually gifted students resulted in combining deviation scores on achievement, aptitude, ability and motivation measures into a matrix score. These matrix scores and the students' success in the program were determined for present participants. Students were classified as successful or unsuccessful by their teachers, and mean matrix scores for samples of each group were determined. A t-test indicated a statistically significant difference between those mean scores. The recommended matrix score for eligibility for new students was set at the mean of successful students' scores minus one standard deviation. That score may be adjusted for reasons of over- or undersubscription to the program. Ethnic and sex balance may also require adjustments. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tacoma Public Schools, WA. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Northwest Research and Evaluation Conference (9th, Seattle, WA, May, 1981).