1st Edition

Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Gifted Education Professional Learning Modules on Universal Screening, Grouping, Acceleration, and Equity in Gifted Programs

    330 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    According to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), evidence-based practices are supported by rigorous research designs and demonstrate that they improve student outcomes, but the actual implementation of these practices in schools is limited. This essential guidebook assists coordinators of gifted education in implementing three evidence-based practices: universal screening, grouping, and acceleration. Each module includes an overview of research, administrative and assessment considerations, forms for implementing the practice, scripted presentation slides for educators and parents, and resources. Modules may be used by educators within a series of workshops for an entire school district, on an individual campus or for important stakeholders.

    1. Introduction  2. MODULE 1: Universal Screening  3. Background Information for the Instructor  4. Professional Learning Activities  5. Resources  6. References  7. MODULE 2: Acceleration  8. Background Information for the Instructor  9. Professional Learning Activities  10. Resources  11. References  12. MODULE 3: Grouping  13. Background Information for the Instructor  14. Professional Learning Activities  15. Resources  16. References  17. MODULE 4: Change  18. Background Information for the Instructor  19. Professional Learning Activities  20. Resources  21. References  22. About the Authors



    Susan K. Johnsen, Ph.D., is professor emerita of the Department of Educational Psychology at Baylor University.

    Monica Simonds, M.Ed., is Director of Advanced Learning Programs and Services in Richardson Independent School District, where she actively uses the practices in this text.

    Marcy Voss, M.Ed., recently retired after 36 years in public education, having coordinated gifted and special education programs in several Texas school districts.