Scales for Identifying Gifted Students–Second Edition (SIGS-2) offers the most comprehensive observational instrument available for identifying gifted students grades K–12. Used as part of a comprehensive process for identifying gifted children, SIGS-2 offers schools an instrument with extensive statistical and research support.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 Introduction to the Scales for Identifying Gifted Students–Second Edition Background Updated Features of the SIGS-2 Using Rating Scales to Screen and Identify Students for Gifted Education Definitions of Giftedness Development of the SIGS and SIGS-2 Description of the SIGS-2 Purposes of the SIGS-2 CHAPTER 2 Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation Guidelines Administering the SIGS-2 Scoring the SRS and HRS Completing the SRS and HRS Completing the Summary Form Interpretation Guidelines CHAPTER 3 Norming Sample and Reliability of the SIGS-2 Rationale for the SIGS-2 Sample Demographic Characteristics of the Norming Sample SIGS-2 Norming Sample Reliability Summary CHAPTER 4 Validity of the SIGS-2 Construct Validity Convergent and Discriminant Validity Summary CHAPTER 5 Fairness of the SIGS-2 Initial Development of the SIGS Documenting Standards of Fairness for the SIGS-2 Summary CHAPTER 6 Using Local Norms With the SIGS-2 Explanation of Local Norming Peer Comparisons on the SIGS-2 How to Use Local Norms Summary CHAPTER 7 Recommended Practices for Screening and Assessment National Standards for Screening and Assessment Recommendations for Improving Screening and Identification Fair Testing Practices Using the SIGS-2 for Screening and Assessment Summary REFERENCES APPENDICES Appendix A: Converting Raw Scores to Standard Scores: School Rating Scales Appendix B: Converting Raw Scores to Standard Scores: Home Rating Scales Appendix C: Converting Standard Scores to Percentile Ranks Appendix D: Standard Errors of Measurement Appendix E: Spanish Version of the SIGS-2 Home Rating Scales Form
Gail R. Ryser, Ph.D., is a research scientist with the Methodology, Measurement, and Statistical Analysis support area at Texas State University. She has published numerous books, journal articles, and tests in the areas of gifted education, special education, and measurement. She evaluates educational programs and presents at national and regional conferences. She resides in Austin, TX.
Kathleen McConnell is an independent education consultant from Austin, TX. In addition to her work as an author, Kathleen provides staff development and consultation services in the areas of positive behavior intervention, autism spectrum disorders, and gifted/learning disabled. The emphasis in Kathleen's writing and consultation is always on practical strategies for educators.