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Roessingh, Hetty; Bence, Michelle – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
This article reports on an action research project undertaken by a team of four Grade 2 teachers who work in a school for gifted learners. Focused on implementing a structured printing and spelling curriculum in addition to providing instructed support for planning, organizing, and vocabulary use for different genres of writing, both qualitative…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Action Research, Gifted, Research Projects
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Besnoy, Kevin D.; Dantzler, John; Besnoy, Lisa R.; Byrne, Caitlin – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2016
This study evaluated the construct validity of the Traits, Aptitudes, and Behaviors Scale (TABS). Data for this study were collected from two separate school districts across three different academic years in the Southeastern United States. Of the total sample (N = 2,330), 64.6% of the children were identified as African American, 29.0% as…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Construct Validity, Personality Traits
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Gallagher, James J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
The variables associated with peer acceptance and rejection have been the subject of considerable investigation over the past few years, therefore, the present study was designed to answer three questions: (1) How socially accepted are highly gifted children in the elementary-school classroom? (2) What is the intellectual level of the children…
Descriptors: Peer Acceptance, Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students, Rejection (Psychology)
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Brighton, Catherine M.; Moon, Tonya R.; Huang, Francis H. L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
This study of advanced readers in Reading First (RF) classrooms was part of a larger evaluation of one state's RF implementation. The study's purposes were to (a) assess the longitudinal growth of advanced primary readers as compared with their non-advanced-reading peers over a 3-year timeframe and (b) determine the degree to which RF classrooms…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Grade 1, Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students
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Swanson, Julie Dingle; Lord, E. Wayne – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
This article links research and practice through discussion of policy's conceptual aspects illustrated through real-world examples. Gifted education policy essentials, identification, curriculum and services, personnel preparation, and program management, assessment, and evaluation are described. Examples from studies of one state help the reader…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Policy, Legislation, Court Litigation
Peine, Marie E.; Coleman, Laurence J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2010
Gifted children often complain about waiting in class to learn. A qualitative study of 16 children in elementary and middle school in grades 1-8 revealed that sitting and waiting was a universal ingredient of being gifted in those regular classrooms. Children experienced 3 kinds of waiting: school/classroom, instructional, and assignment. Grounded…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Classroom Techniques, Gifted, Grade 1
Gray, Rebecca; McCallum, R. Steve; Bain, Sherry K. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2009
Based on data from a sample of 106 students in grades 2 through 8, we explored the psychometric integrity of the Universal Academic, Cognitive, Creativity, Emotion Screening Scale (Universal ACCESS; R. S. McCallum & B. A. Bracken, in press). We obtained Cronbach's alphas ranging from 0.95 to 0.98 across the eight scales of the Universal…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Validity, Integrity, Rating Scales
Miller, Erin Morris – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2009
Classroom teachers play an important role in the identification of gifted students through teacher recommendations and referrals. This study is an investigation of teachers' theories of giftedness using methods adapted from those used to study theory-based reasoning in categorization research. In general, the teachers in this study focused on…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Teachers, Grade 2, Grade 3
Makel, Matthew C. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2009
Questionnaires were given to students prior to testing for giftedness to assess how the gifted identification process changes attitudes toward gifted programs and parent-child relationships. After those identified as gifted had been participating in a pullout gifted program for one semester, another questionnaire was administered to all original…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Identification, Academically Gifted, Student Attitudes
Bracken, Bruce A.; Brown, Elissa F. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2008
This study investigated the ability of teachers to accurately rate the cognitive and academic functioning of 1,375 students in kindergarten through the third grade on the Clinical Assessment of Behavior (CAB), as compared to two objective cognitive ability tests. CAB teacher ratings were compared for high-ability students who were currently…
Descriptors: Gifted, Identification, Measures (Individuals), Primary Education