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ERIC Number: EJ1153220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
The Test Authors Speak: Reporting on an Author Survey of the Leading Tests Used in Gifted Assessment
Valler, Emilee C.; Burko, Jordan A.; Pfeiffer, Steven I.; Branagan, Alexandra M.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v35 n7 p695-708 Oct 2017
The conceptualization of giftedness continues to be a widely debated topic within the field. Recently, there has been a shift from a psychometric view of giftedness to inclusion of conative and contextual factors. How one defines and conceptualizes "gifted" drives assessment and identification practices. Conceptualization also guides the development of measures used in gifted assessment; however, the perceptions of giftedness held by test authors have not yet been explored empirically. The aim of this study was to investigate the perspectives of giftedness held by authors of the leading tests in gifted assessment. Test authors provided their views on topics, including gifted identification, use of cutoff scores, and how their tests serve the needs of this unique population. Findings indicate that there are varying opinions and views of giftedness, although most test authors in the sample embrace a multi-dimensional approach to gifted assessment. This article includes a discussion of clinical implications and future directions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Bracken Basic Concept Scale; British Ability Scales; Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children; Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement; Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test; Cognitive Abilities Test; Cognitive Assessment System; Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale; Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children; Raven Progressive Matrices; Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale
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