ERIC Number: ED350736
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
H.U.G.S.: Helping Underachieving Gifted Students. A Guide to Implementation. A Research and Development Project, November 1990-June 1991.
Springfield City School District, OH.
This project sought to identify and assist third-grade underachieving gifted students in four elementary schools in Springfield, Ohio. The four schools chosen for the project demonstrated a significant discrepancy between ability and achievement test scores among higher ability students within their culturally/economically disadvantaged student population. Twenty-nine students were included in the Helping Underachieving Gifted Students (HUGS) project. The project priorities were to establish a process that would identify gifted potential in students with learning style or cultural/socioeconomic handicapping conditions that generally hamper achievement in the school setting, determine individual requirements to enable these students to function in the classroom at a level commensurate with their ability, and implement an intervention program for these students that would include activities to assist in improvement of school adjustment and achievement. Selected students met with the HUGS teacher each week to "fill in the gaps" between perceived student potential and actual achievement. Project components included individualized intervention plans, individual projects, mentoring, group activities, and field trips. Appendices (which comprise the bulk of the report) include a teacher position description, student identification checklist, evaluation data, and survey forms. A bibliography lists approximately 90 items for parents, students, and professionals. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Springfield City School District, OH.