Effective and early identification of gifted students is critical – both for ensuring that students’ particular needs are met, and for effective planning of class and curriculum structures.
Identification of gifted students is a complex task. It should occur as early as possible. Some students’ giftedness may emerge at a later stage so identification procedures should be repeated at regular intervals.
GiftEd can assist you in ‘casting a wide net’ to identify as many of your gifted school population as possible, using a range of identification and assessment tools and strategies.
- Establishment of a multiple criteria model of identification procedures
- Conducting specific identification and assessment tasks, including:
- Standardised achievement tests (Ravens Progressive Matrices)
- Screening tests (Slosson)
- Peer, self and parent nomination forms
- Over-excitability/Intensity Identification (Dabrowski)
- Teacher Observation Scales
- Learning preference surveys.
- Collation of data and result analysis
- Recommendations for interventions and programming provisions
- Providing advisory services to parents on gifted identification and behaviours.