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