Identifying Gifted Students
A Practical Guide
This revision of Identifying Gifted Students: A Practical Guide is aligned with both the updated National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Pre-K-Grade 12 Gifted Programming Standards and the NAGC and The Association for the Gifted, Council for Exceptional Children (CEC-TAG) professional development standards. This book is relevant in any state or setting that intends to meet these national standards and uses multiple assessments to identify gifted students within an increasingly diverse population. Designed for practicing professionals, such as teachers, counselors, psychologists, and administrators, Identifying Gifted Students addresses definitions, models, and characteristics of gifted students; qualitative and quantitative approaches to assessment; culturally fair and nonbiased assessment; and how to evaluate the effectiveness of identification procedures. In addition, the book provides an updated summary of all major assessment instruments, including scoring information, reliability, and validity.
Table of Contents
Preface Overview of Assessment Chapter 1 Definitions, Models, and Characteristics of Gifted Students Chapter 2 Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches to Assessment Chapter 3 Fairness in Testing and Nonbiased Assessment Chapter 4 Technical Information Regarding Assessment Chapter 5 Making Decisions About Placement Chapter 6 Evaluating the Effectiveness of Identification Procedures Appendix A National Association for Gifted Children Pre-K– Grade 12 Gifted Programming Standards: Gifted Education Programming Criterion 2: Assessment Appendix B NAGC/CEC-TAG Teacher Preparation Standards: Standard 4: Assessment Appendix C Office for Civil Rights Checklist for Assessment of Gifted Programs Appendix D Statistical Tools: Converting Raw Scores to Standard Scores Appendix E Statistical Tools: Calculating the Standard Error of Measurement About the Editor About the Contributors
Susan K. Johnsen, Ph.D., is professor emerita of the Department of Educational Psychology at Baylor University.