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ERIC Number: EJ1169324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1323-9686
Identifying High Academic Potential in Australian Aboriginal Children Using Dynamic Testing
Chaffey, Graham W.; Bailey, Stan B.; Vine, Ken W.
Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, v24 n2 p24-37 Dec 2015
The primary purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of dynamic testing as a method for identifying high academic potential in Australian Aboriginal children. The 79 participating Aboriginal children were drawn from Years 3-5 in rural schools in northern New South Wales. The dynamic testing method used in this study involved a test-intervention-retest format where the intervention was designed to address predicted causes of underachievement. The dynamic testing method used in the present study proved to be an effective identification tool, revealing high academic potential in similar proportions to those in the instrument normative population. The present study has implications for both gifted education and Aboriginal education generally. These implications arise from the findings of this study that many of the children were "invisible" underachievers and that it is possible to identify this underachievement in the dynamic testing process.
Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented. School of Education, The University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A