ERIC Number: ED265679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Teacher-Judgment Measures in the Identification of Gifted Pupils.
Hoge, Robert D.; Cudmore, Laurinda
The paper intends to assess the psychometric properties of teacher-judgment measures for identifying gifted students in terms of the available empirical data. Problems of definition are cited, and the neglect and disparagement of teacher judgments as an alternative identification strategy are noted. The major conclusion from the review is that there is little basis for the negative assessments so often associated with these measures. Methodological flaws and weaknesses are cited. The paper includes a set of recommendations regarding the use of measures in the identification of gifted pupils (including expansion of the use of teacher judgments) and a set of recommendations regarding future research on the measures (including the need for more adequate definitions of the gifted construct). A nine-page bibliography concludes the paper. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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