ERIC Number: ED378780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Increasing the Number of Elementary Students Found Eligible for Placement in a Gifted Program by Improving the Prescreening Process through Increased Training for School Staff and Parent Education.
Spratt, James J.
This practicum was designed to increase the number of elementary school students eligible for placement in a gifted program by improving the prescreening process. Major goals were to: (1) improve teachers' ability to identify giftedness in children; (2) improve the referral rate for gifted screening; and (3) increase the identification and placement rate of children into the gifted program to the expected level. A list of characteristics of giftedness was developed and a series of meetings with a total of 23 teachers provided training in the recognition of potentially eligible students. A parent workshop was also held to educate parents about characteristics of gifted students as well as the screening, evaluation, and placement process. Analysis of results indicated that teachers made more than double the number of referrals compared to the previous 3 years and that all teachers who received the training made nominations of students for screening. The number of students ultimately qualified approached, but did not reach, the two percent goal. Appendices include the gifted characteristics checklist, teacher pre-test and post-test, a sample screening and evaluation log, and a summary of the identification process. (Contains 38 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova Southeastern University.