ERIC Number: ED430404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
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Assessment from Multiple Perspectives for Second Language Learners: An Analysis of the Hispanic Bilingual Gifted Screening Instrument.
Irby, Beverly J.; Lara-Alecio, Rafael; Milke, Brenda
This paper presents an analysis of the correlation between the Hispanic Bilingual Gifted Screening Instrument (HBGSI), a recently developed inclusionary gifted identification measure, and the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT) when administered to Hispanic elementary school children (grades K-4) in a large urban school district in Texas. The HBGSI is a 90-item checklist to be completed by teachers, developed in response to the underrepresentation of Hispanic students in gifted education programs. Subjects were 175 children from two schools, who were native Spanish-speakers with a wide range of English language skills. Data analyses are summarized here. Results indicate that the HBGSI is a promising tool for the initial, referral phase of the gifted identification process. Contains 39 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Bilingual Education (28th, Denver, CO, January 26-30, 1999).