Assessment of Giftedness: A Concise and Practical Guide, Second Edition

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YBK Publishers, Inc., 2010 - Education - 162 pages
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SECOND EDITION
What tests are used to identify giftedness?
How are decisions made about placement and services after a battery of tests have been administered?
Beyond standardized testing, how do students qualify for services?
A guide for parents, teachers, and university students seeking to identify and/or work with the gifted. It conveys:
a history of assessing and identifying giftedness
traditional and non-traditional measures for identifying the gifted
procedures and test instruments used for appropriate and accurate assessment
guidance for identifying giftedness among subpopulations
methods for recognizing giftedness in the primary grades
the importance of classroom teachers in the assessment process
It also provides:
many practical classroom ideas and activities for nurturing potential giftedness an Activity Book for students and teachers for each chapter
About the author:
Julie Lamb Milligan is a professor at Arkansas State University. She was for eighteen years a teacher and administrator in school districts throughout Arkansas before becoming a professor of education at the university. Dr. Milligan's Ph.D. in gifted education and curriculum and instruction is from Kent State University. In the past decade she has published numerous articles in professional journals and publications that concern themselves with educating the gifted.
 

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Contents

History of Assessing and Identifying Giftedness
1
Defining Assessment of Giftedness
13
Assessment Procedures and Instruments
23
Identifying Giftedness Among Subpopulations
39
Discovering Potential in the Primary Grades
47
Cooperation With Classroom Teachers
63
Pulling It All Together
71
References
83
Definitions of Assessment Terms
91
Portfolio Evaluation Samples
101
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