ERIC Number: ED262523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Identification of the Gifted and Talented. 1985 Digest.
Reis, Sally M.; Renzulli, Joseph S.
The digest addresses ways in which gifted and talented students are identified. Commonly used identification systems include matrix systems, the Talent Search Identification Model, and the Revolving Door Identification Model. Major questions about identification practices include inappropriate use of certain instruments and the inadequacy of existing measures to identify certain subpopulations. Guidelines for identification procedures and criteria include the use of identification criteria specifically related to the definition, reasonable cutoffs, allowance for an appeals procedure, and the use of reliable and valid performance indicators. The most frequently used sources of information include test scores, ancedotal records, student products and performances, peer and self ratings. A brief list of references concludes the digest. (CL)
Descriptors: Criteria, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Gifted, Talent, Talent Identification
ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 (one copy free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.