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Plucker, Jonathan A.; Peters, Scott J. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
The number of economically vulnerable students in the United States is large and growing. In this article, we examine income-based excellence gaps and describe recent controversies in the definition and measurement of poverty, with an eye toward their application to gifted education and meeting the needs of talented, economically vulnerable…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Family Income, Poverty, Socioeconomic Influences
VanTassel-Baska, Joyce – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
This article explores the world of curriculum intervention for gifted students from low-income and culturally diverse backgrounds. It delineates both general and specific approaches to practices that can be used in classrooms and beyond. Affective and conative concerns are addressed as they have an impact on motivation and learning. Efforts toward…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Intervention, Academic Achievement, Academically Gifted
Hamilton, Rashea; McCoach, D. Betsy; Tutwiler, M. Shane; Siegle, Del; Gubbins, E. Jean; Callahan, Carolyn M.; Brodersen, Annalissa V.; Mun, Rachel U. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
Although the relationships between family income and student identification for gifted programming are well documented, less is known about how school and district wealth are related to student identification. To examine the effects of institutional and individual poverty on student identification, we conducted a series of three-level regression…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Poverty, Talent Identification, Low Income Students
Little, Catherine A.; Adelson, Jill L.; Kearney, Kelly L.; Cash, Kathleen; O'Brien, Rebecca – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
Students who come from low-income backgrounds tend to be underidentified and underserved in gifted education. Early interventions with learners of high potential from underserved groups, including exposure to challenging curriculum and summer opportunities, are important for nurturing these students' talents and preparing them for advanced…
Descriptors: Readiness, Summer Programs, Mathematics Achievement, Low Income Students
Goings, Ramon B.; Ford, Donna Y. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
Using a two-phase content analysis approach, this study examined how education scholars have discussed the intersection of giftedness, race, and poverty in gifted academic journals from 2000 to 2015. Specifically, the authors explored the following questions: (a) What are the characteristics of studies published that explore the intersection of…
Descriptors: Gifted, Special Education, Periodicals, Journal Articles
Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Corwith, Susan – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
In this article, we review research on poverty, both poverty rates and the effects of poverty on academic achievement more generally and on the identification and services for low-income gifted children specifically. This review sets the stage for further discussion of the research findings on identification practices including the efficacy of…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Poverty, Academic Achievement, Academically Gifted
Robinson, Ann; Adelson, Jill L.; Kidd, Kristy A.; Cunningham, Christine M. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
Guided by the theoretical framework of curriculum as a platform for talent development, this quasi-experimental field study investigated an intervention focused on engineering curriculum and curriculum based on a biography of a scientist through a comparative design implemented in low-income schools. Student outcome measures included science…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Low Income Groups, Engineering Education, Quasiexperimental Design
Cross, Jennifer Riedl; Frazier, Andrea Dawn; Kim, Mihyeon; Cross, Tracy L. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
In 14 focus group interviews, sixth- to eighth-grade high-ability students from high- (n = 36) and low-income (n = 45) families were asked to describe the barriers they perceived to their academic success. Three themes were identified through the qualitative analysis: "Constraining Environments, Integration versus Isolation," and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Barriers
Hébert, Thomas P. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
Experiences of 10 high-achieving first-generation college students from low-income backgrounds were the focus of this qualitative research study. Family adversity and difficult personal experiences during adolescence were major themes; however, students benefitted from emotionally supportive K-12 educators and academic rigor in high school.…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Low Income Groups, High Achievement, Student Experience
Maddocks, Danika L. S. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
Students who are gifted and have a learning disability (GLD) may not be identified, in part because of disagreement regarding appropriate identification criteria. In this study, suggested GLD identification criteria were applied to a nationally representative sample of school-age students to determine the number and characteristics of students…
Descriptors: Identification, Academically Gifted, Learning Disabilities, Comparative Analysis
Carman, Carol A.; Walther, Christine A. P.; Bartsch, Robert A. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
The nonverbal battery of the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is one of the two most common nonverbal measures used in gifted identification, yet the relationships between demographic variables and CogAT7 performance has not yet been fully examined. Additionally, the effect of using the CogAT7 nonverbal battery on the identification of diverse…
Descriptors: Cognitive Tests, Nonverbal Tests, Talent Identification, Gifted
Cederberg, Charles D.; Gann, Lianne C.; Foley-Nicpon, Megan; Sussman, Zachary – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
High-ability youth diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) historically have been neglected within samples validating ASD screening measures, and consensus for what constitutes high ability has not been established. The Autism Spectrum Screening Questionnaire (ASSQ) and Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS) are two common screening tools for ASD…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Screening Tests, Questionnaires
Lakin, Joni M. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
The recommendation of using "multiple measures" is common in policy guidelines for gifted and talented assessment systems. However, the integration of multiple test scores in a system that uses cut-scores requires choosing between different methods of combining quantitative scores. Past research has indicated that OR combination rules…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Tests, Scores, Cutting Scores
Rothenbusch, Sandra; Voss, Thamar; Golle, Jessika; Zettler, Ingo – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
This study investigated teacher and parent ratings of teacher-nominated gifted elementary school students' verbal abilities, mathematical abilities, deductive reasoning, creative thinking, and engagement, and connected these ratings to school grades. Teacher and parent ratings were compared with regard to accuracy levels and halo effects.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
Hodges, Jaret; Tay, Juliana; Maeda, Yukiko; Gentry, Marcia – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
Researchers consider the underrepresentation of Black, Hispanic, and Native American students is largely due to the use of traditional methods of identification (i.e., IQ and standardized achievement tests). To address this concern, researchers created novel nontraditional identification methods (e.g., nonverbal tests, student portfolios,…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Academically Gifted, Talent Identification, Disproportionate Representation
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