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ERIC Number: ED369249
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Performance-Based Identification of Culturally Diverse Gifted Students: A Pilot Study.
Buchanan, Nina K.; And Others
The Center for Gifted and Talented Native Hawaiian Children has been developing identification methods congruent with Hawaiian values and traditional talent areas and has increased the number of native Hawaiian students identified and provided with enrichment services. This report describes efforts to combine self-report data and performance-based assessment to identify students. The Center offers a Saturday enrichment program open to all native Hawaiians. To identify students for participation in other Center programs, especially the summer program, performance-based assessment is conducted during the Saturday enrichment program. The assessment process involves guided observation using worksheets and assessment summaries, training college students in observation techniques, and encouraging instructors to design enrichment activities that allow students to demonstrate their abilities. Initial findings indicate a relationship between students' self-reported interests and abilities but unacceptably low reliabilities of observers and failure to predict student achievement in the summer program. (Contains 15 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii