About Scales for Identifying Gifted Students (SIGS-2)

SIGS-2 offers the most comprehensive observational instrument available for identifying gifted students grades K–12. Nationally normed and standardized based on more than 65,000 completed scales and 250,000 item responses, the new SIGS-2 offers powerful statistical support for increased equity in gifted and talented programs.

SIGS-2 Forms

A Superior Teacher and Parent Rating Scale

The SIGS consists of two rating scales that can be used together or independently (a Home Rating Scale and a School Rating Scale), featuring: 

  • Bias-Free Items: the rating scale is free of gender and ethnic group bias, including bias-free items to ensure that schools are able to identify gifted students from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • National Norms: The SIGS features national norms, with a norming population of more than 3,600 students.
  • Separate Teacher and Parent Forms: The SIGS includes separate teacher and parent forms to ensure that individuals completing the rating scales will find each item understandable and applicable to the school or home environment.
  • Seven Critial Areas: The rating scale dentifies ability in seven areas critical to meeting the federal definition of gifted and talented, each containing 12 items that are rated using a Likert-type scale: General Intellectual Ability, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Creativity, and Leadership.

How to Purchase SIGS-2 

SIGS is available in several formats to suit the needs of individual users:

Complete Kit
Pack: 9781646321797: $220.00
Examiner’s Manual
Pb: 9781646321773: $89.95
Home Rating Scale Forms (25)
Loose-leaf: 9781646321742: $64.95
School Rating Scale Forms (25)
Loose-leaf: 9781646321759: $64.95
Summary Forms (25)
Loose-leaf: 9781646321766: $39.95
SIGS Online (100 Seats)
Web: 9781003232452: $250.00

 

The online edition of the SIGS allows teachers to complete the SIGS using any desktop web browser. Individual and group student reports can be exported by gifted program administrators for use in spreadsheets or electronic student data systems or for communicating results with parents. To inquire about purchasing seats for your school, please contact us at [email protected]

 

 

 

SIGS-2 Forms and Manuals

2nd Edition
Scales for Identifying Gifted Students (SIGS-2): Examiner's Manual
USD $89.95 $71.96
April 15, 2021 by Prufrock Press
ISBN: 9781646321773
Paperback
130 Pages

2nd Edition
Scales for Identifying Gifted Students (SIGS-2): Complete Kit
USD $220.00 $176.00
April 15, 2021 by Prufrock Press
ISBN: 9781646321797
Pack
1 Pages


2nd Edition
Scales for Identifying Gifted Students (SIGS-2): Home Rating Scale Forms (25 Forms)
USD $64.95 $51.96
April 15, 2021 by Prufrock Press
ISBN: 9781646321742
Loose Leaf

2nd Edition
Scales for Identifying Gifted Students (SIGS-2): Summary Forms (25 Forms)
USD $39.95 $31.96
April 15, 2021 by Prufrock Press
ISBN: 9781646321766
Loose Leaf


2nd Edition
Scales for Identifying Gifted Students (SIGS-2): School Rating Scale Forms (25 Forms)
USD $64.95 $51.96
April 15, 2021 by Prufrock Press
ISBN: 9781646321759
Loose Leaf