ERIC Number: ED440489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Suggestions for Screening Entering Kindergarten Students To Assist in the Identification of Possibly Gifted Children.
This monograph is designed for New York parents and school personnel charged with administering the screening instruments for incoming kindergarten students to determine possible giftedness. It begins by explaining Article 65 of New York's Compulsory Education and School Census Law, Section 3208, which requires that parents be notified if their child is found to be possibly gifted through kindergarten screening. It suggests that school districts use multiple instruments and criteria to assist in this determination and urges that the following be considered as part of the identification procedure: (1) individual IQ tests should be given; (2) information from parents should be included in the screening process; (3) class lessons should be designed to elicit the demonstration of gifted characteristics; and (4) portfolios should be used to enhance the process and provide authentic assessment of ability. Appendices include sections of the education law related to the screening of students with disabilities and giftedness, the Advocacy for Gifted and Talented Education in New York State (AGATE) legislative platform, suggested modification to screening instruments, a parent inventory for incoming kindergartners, and a list of characteristics of the gifted child. (An annotated bibliography contains 12 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Child Advocacy, Elementary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Gifted, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Portfolio Assessment, Primary Education, Screening Tests, State Regulation, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation
AGATE (Advocacy for Gifted and Talented Education in New York State), P.O. Box 289, Solvay, NY 13209. Fax: 315-468-1025; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Advocacy for Gifted and Talented Education in New York State, Solvay.
Identifiers - Location: New York