ERIC Number: ED456580
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Identification of Children Who Are Gifted: A Technical Assistance Manual.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Special Education.
This technical assistance manual is designed to provide Ohio school districts with resources and information to aid in the development of appropriate procedures to identify children who are gifted. It is organized to respond to questions that districts may have or need to answer regarding gifted identification and provides information and strategies on which school districts may base decisions regarding the screening and assessment of children who are gifted. Specific sections address: (1) Ohio's definition of gifted children; (2) general guidelines for decision-making about identification procedures; (3) who should develop and implement district gifted identification procedures; (4) the steps to follow in gifted identification and parent notification, including pre-assessment, assessment for screening, and assessment for identification; (5) how districts should identify gifted children from populations which are frequently under-represented in the gifted identification process; (6) how districts should evaluate their gifted identification procedures; (7) terms used in the Ohio legislation for the identification and services for gifted children; and (8) using assessment instruments for the identification of children who are gifted. Extensive appendices contain relevant sections of state education legislation, a glossary of measurement terms, the Scale for the Evaluation of Gifted Identification Instruments, and other materials. (Contains 24 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Gifted, Minority Group Children, Screening Tests, State Regulation, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Div. of Special Education, 25 South Front St., Columbus, OH 43215-4183. Tel: 614-466-2650; Fax: 614-728-1097; Web site: http://www.ode.state.oh.us.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio