ERIC Number: EJ1097678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Universal Screening and the Representation of Historically Underrepresented Minority Students in Gifted Education: Minding the Gaps in Card and Giuliano's Research
Lakin, Joni M.
Journal of Advanced Academics, v27 n2 p139-149 May 2016
A research paper by Card and Giuliano took advantage of a natural experiment in a large school district to explore the impact that universal screening policies had on the identification of historically underrepresented minorities in gifted and talented programs. The authors concluded that the universal screening system was more effective than the previous teacher and parent referral system in addressing the underidentification of African American, Hispanic, female, low socioeconomic status, and English learner students. However, the present article identified gaps in the system that allowed new inequities to emerge. This review of their study concludes that districts must be advocates for gifted and talented students who come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Implementing universal screening procedures can be an important tool in ensuring fair access to gifted and talented services, but districts must manage the increased resource demands of such programs.
Descriptors: Special Education, Gifted, Screening Tests, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students, Educational Research, Economic Research, Referral, Research Methodology, Research Problems
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