ERIC Number: EJ929818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
Development of an Identification Procedure for a Large Urban School Corporation: "Identifying Culturally Diverse and Academically Gifted Elementary Students"
Pierce, Rebecca L.; Adams, Cheryll M.; Neumeister, Kristie L. Speirs; Cassady, Jerrell C.; Dixon, Felicia A.; Cross, Tracy L.
Roeper Review, v29 n2 p113-118 2006
This paper describes the identification process of a Priority One Jacob K. Javits grant, Clustering Learners Unlocks Equity (Project CLUE), a university-school partnership. Project CLUE uses a "sift-down model" to cast the net widely as the talent pool of gifted second-grade students is formed. The model is based on standardized test scores, a nonverbal ability test score, and/or a checklist completed by parents and/or teachers. Analysis of the year one data revealed an increase in Hispanic and English as a Second Language (ESL) student representation in the gifted program. Teachers' reactions to the identification process after working with the gifted students identified through Project CLUE's screening process are also described. (Contains 3 tables.)
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Academically Gifted, Standardized Tests, Identification, Scores, Nonverbal Ability, Cultural Differences, Partnerships in Education, Grade 2, Talent, Tests, Check Lists, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Hispanic American Students, College School Cooperation, Program Descriptions, Elementary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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