ERIC Number: ED461245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Scales for Rating the Behavioral Characteristics of Superior Students. Technical and Administration Manual. Revised Edition.
Renzulli, Joseph S.; Smith, Linda H.; White, Alan J.; Callahan, Carolyn M.; Hartman, Robert K.; Westberg, Karen L.
This manual describes development and use of the revised "Scales for Rating the Behavioral Characteristics of Superior Students" (SRBCSS-R), a teacher judgment instrument appropriate for use as one measure in the identification of gifted students. Part 1 explains the judgmental and empirical procedures used to revise the items on the original SRBCSS-R and the methods for conducting two field test administrations of the revised scales. It also presents the results from the analyses and the reliability and validity evidence. Two tables summarize the construct validity data and the criterion-related data on teacher judgment measures. Part 2 provides instructions for administering and interpreting the SRBCSS-R and describes purposes for using the scales, guidelines for using the scales correctly, a teacher training exercise, and how to establish local norms. Five appendices include: the second field test version of the SRBCSS-R, a brief scale for rating student performance in a gifted program, a sample SRBCSS-R, the full teacher-training exercise for using the SRBCSS-R, guidelines for calculating local percentile rank norms, and an article, "A Practical System for Identifying Gifted and Talented Students" by Joseph S. Renzulli. (DB)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Academically Gifted, Behavior Rating Scales, Elementary Secondary Education, Test Interpretation, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Testing
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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