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ERIC Number: EJ955732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Use of Brief Intelligence Tests in the Identification of Giftedness
Pierson, Eric E.; Kilmer, Lydia M.; Rothlisberg, Barbara A.; McIntosh, David E.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v30 n1 p10-24 Feb 2012
Schools often administer brief intelligence tests as the first step in the identification of students who are cognitively gifted. However, brief measures are often used without consideration of underlying constructs or the psychometric properties of the measures and without regard to the links between screening decisions and educational programming. This article provides an overview of these issues and offers recommendations for using brief intelligence measures particularly when screening children who are cognitively gifted. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale; Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence