ERIC Number: ED302999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing Minority Participation in the Greensboro Academically Gifted Program without Changing Entrance Criteria.
Achey, Virginia H.; Woods, Sadie Bryant
An identification procedure was implemented in the Greensboro Public Schools (North Carolina) to address the issue of the underrepresentation of minority students in the Academically Gifted Program. Although approximately 50% of the Greensboro Public School elementary students were minority students, only 13% of the students in the elementary gifted program were minority students. A special project was developed to target minority students, and the number of minority students in the elementary gifted program increased by 140% in 2 years, without making modifications in the state-mandated criteria for academically gifted classification. These results were achieved through systematic review of group test scores, close monitoring to be sure all minority students progressed through the entire evaluation sequence, the knowledgeable participation of parents, and the assignment of two diagnostician/coordinators to the project. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Greensboro City Public Schools, NC.