ERIC Number: ED461952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Gifted and Talented Primary-Age Students: Recommendations for Identification and Service.
Fraley, Camille, Ed.
This report provides recommendations of an Idaho task force concerning identification of primary age gifted and talented (G/T) students and the improvement of services to this population. Each of the five sections presents the task force recommendations followed by research evidence supporting the recommendations. The five sections address: (1) early intervention; (2) identification guidelines; (3) service guidelines; (4) professional development; and (5) parents as partners. Among the recommendations are the following: G/T primary-age students' needs should be addressed beginning in kindergarten; the identification process should be perceived as a "needs assessment" and not merely as a means to qualify students; tests with high ceilings should be administered to primary-age students topping out on most tests; the primary level curriculum should be differentiated by ability, interest, development level, and level of complexity; professional development for teachers of primary-age students should be provided to increase awareness of the five mandated talent areas; and school districts should be more involved in educating parents of primary-age children about characteristics of gifted children. A table compares four elementary school service delivery options in the areas of academic and talent development. (Individual sections contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Delivery Systems, Early Intervention, Eligibility, Gifted, Inservice Teacher Education, Parent School Relationship, Primary Education, Program Improvement, Services, State Programs, Student Characteristics, Talent, Talent Identification
Idaho State Dept. of Education, 650 West State St., Boise, ID 83720-0027. Tel: 208-332-6800; Fax: 208-334-2228. For full text: http://www.sde.state.id.us/giftedtalented/docs/GTPrimary-age Booklet1-02.pdf. For full text of "Best Practices Manual": http://www.sde.state.id.us/GiftedTalented/manuals/docs/ draft5.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Dept. of Education. Special Education Section.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho