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ERIC Number: EJ1056913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0261-4294
Identifying Gifted Students in Puerto Rico: Validation of a Spanish Translation of the Gifted Rating Scales
Rosado, Javier I.; Pfeiffer, Steven; Petscher, Yaacov
Gifted Education International, v31 n2 p162-175 May 2015
The challenge of correctly identifying gifted students is a critical issue. Gifted education in Puerto Rico is marked by insufficient support and a lack of appropriate identification methods. This study examined the reliability and validity of a Spanish translation of the "Gifted Rating Scales-School Form" (GRS) with a sample of 618 island-residing Puerto Rican students. Alpha values for the Spanish-translated version ranged from 0.98 to 0.99, comparable to those reported for the USA standardization sample. Scores on the Spanish-translated GRS correlated positively and significantly with classroom grades, Naglieri Non-verbal Test of Intelligence (NNAT) scores and with the island's local norm-referenced achievement test. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the six-factor model. Overall, findings provide evidence supporting the use of a Spanish-translated GRS for Puerto Rican island students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
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