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Conejeros-Solar, M. Leonor; Gómez-Arízaga, María P. – Roeper Review, 2015
This study is about persistence and perceived difficulties of gifted students in college explored through sociodemographic and academic characteristics. Two hundred and nine nongifted and 45 gifted participated in the study. A persistence scale along with sociodemographic variables were used to compare both groups. The groups shared many…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Characteristics, Academic Persistence, College Students
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Matthews, Dona J. – Roeper Review, 1988
The efficacy of Raven's Matrices in the gifted identification process is reviewed, focusing on their reliability, validity, and fairness and comparing them with other intelligence tests. It is concluded that, despite problems with narrowness of scope and standardization practices, these tests provide a useful screening device for intellectually…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted