ERIC Number: EJ489446
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: 0
Are Teachers Really Poor Talent Detectors? Comments on Pegnato and Birch's (1959) Study of the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Various Identification Techniques.
Gifted Child Quarterly, v38 n3 p124-26 Sum 1994
Analysis of Pegnato and Birch's data invalidates the observation that teacher nominations should not be relied upon in gifted identification, as analysis shows that effectiveness and efficiency are related to number of subjects singled out as a result of the chosen cutoff value. An alternative is presented: compare correlation coefficients of the predictors with the criterion. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Note: Special Issue: Teachers and Talent Development.