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ERIC Number: EJ947118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 85
ISSN: ISSN-1537-7903
Best Practices in Identifying Students for Gifted and Talented Education Programs
Worrell, Frank C.; Erwin, Jesse O.
Journal of Applied School Psychology, v27 n4 p319-340 2011
As school psychologists move from dichotomous categorizations of students as "gifted" or "nongifted" toward a more comprehensive approach to identification, their task becomes increasingly complex. In the present article, the authors outline practices at the planning, programming, and data collection stages of the identification process in hopes of providing practical guidance for identifying gifted students. The authors begin with a discussion of some of the conceptualizations of giftedness, concluding with a framework for thinking about identification of students in academic domains. Then, they briefly discuss the two major programming strategies used in gifted education, enrichment, and acceleration. In the third section, the authors discuss tools that are used in the actual process of identification and conclude with a checklist that begins with planning and data collection and concludes with program evaluation. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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