ERIC Number: ED479817
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Identification of Gifted Students in Ohio.
Ohio State Legislative Office of Education Oversight, Columbus.
This report provides statistics on numbers of students in Ohio identified as gifted; examines the effect of a 1999 state law standardizing the identification of gifted students; identifies factors that influence the proportion of students that districts identify as gifted; compares the identification of gifted students in Ohio with other states; and raises the issue of how gifted services are defined and funded. Findings indicate that not all districts have implemented the standardized identification process and that factors contributing to variations among school districts in the percentage of students identified include district socio-economic status, screening vs. referral practices, teacher training, and district progress in implementing identification standards. Comparison with other states finds that Ohio is one of 32 states mandating the identification of gifted students and is one of only 4 of these states that do not mandate services. Eleven appendices provide additional information on gifted funding in Ohio, methods of this study, criteria for gifted identification before and after the statewide standards, and additional findings on gifted identification in other states. Appendices also include an identification flow chart, the executive summary of a report providing recommendations concerning gifted education in Ohio, and a list of assessments approved for screening and identification by areas of giftedness. (Contains 39 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Educational Legislation, Gifted, Incidence, School Districts, State Legislation, State Standards, Statistical Data
Legislative Office of Education Oversight, 77 South High St., 15th Floor, Columbus, OH 43266-0927. Tel: 614-752-9686; Fax: 614-752-3058; Web site: http://www.loeo.state.oh.us. For full text: http://www.loeo.state.oh.us/reports/PreEleSecPDF/Gifted_Web.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Legislative Office of Education Oversight, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio