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Needs Assessment Results and Program Plan proposal
Out of the 44 teachers who completed the survey, 31-50 teachers
in age composed 73% .
Teachers with teaching experiences from five tears to fifteen years comprised 40% of whole teachers. Only one teacher (2%) had fewer than five years experiences.
Out of the 44 teachers who finished the survey, 3 (7%) have their Master degrees.
Out of the 44 teachers who took part in the survey, 40 (91%)
answered that they have never received professional training
in gifted education.
Therefore, this result shows that professional development in gifted education is urgently necessary for Oh-Ma elementary school teachers.
77.2% teachers did not agree that they
clearly know the definition of
67.3% teachers did not agree that they
have learned the definition in the
professional development (Figure8).
Also, 68.1% teachers did not agree that
they use objective knowledge when evaluating students’ giftedness (Figure 9).
In addition, as Figure 11 shows, 36 (81.8%) teachers
agree the necessity of different teaching strategies for gifted students.
Only 7 (15.9%) teachers agreed that the current
identification process is appropriate (Figure 17).
As the first or second factor to be improved, 30 (68.1%) teachers indicated the introduction of more objective tests and 26 (59%) teachers pointed out using a creativity test as the first criterion.
35(79.5%) teachers agreed with a separate and
Differentiated Curriculum for gifted learners .
79.5% teachers did not object to the acceleration
during the regular class as well as after school (Figure 21).
77.2% teachers did not disagree that they have difficulty in teaching or managing gifted students in the general class because of their characteristics of giftedness .
77.2% teachers did not agree that the current gifted program are diverse and meet gifted students’ needs (Figure 26, 27).
28(63.6%) teachers did not agree that they are
familiar with the school’s gifted program.
Also, 34(77.2%) teachers did not agree that
the gifted program are diverse and meet gifted students’ needs (Figure 26, 27).
30 (68.1%) agreed that the current program must
strengthened in terms of time, the placement of professional teachers, and facilities (Figure 28).
These survey results indicate the following suggestions:
(1) it is necessary for the school to have differentiated programs in terms of teaching strategies and learning
activities for educating gifted learners appropriately.
(2) the current gifted programs must be improved
in terms of curriculum, personnel, identification process and facilities
(3)education about the definition and
characteristics of giftedness for teachers in the
professional development are necessary.
Area of Giftedness:Grades Served
Specific Academic Aptitude(SAA):3-6 Grade
Practical Aptitude with Creativity (PAC): 3-6 Grade
Visual/Performing Arts Aptitude (VPAA):3-6 Grade
(1) Screening Procedures:
▶Time: twice screening per year during the first half year (from early December to early February) and during the latter half of the year (from early June to early August).
▶Homeroom teachers’ normal nomination:
*Teachers’ nomination criteria:
(1) students based on the achievement test scores of 90 percentile
=>A modified criteria in the achievement test scores (75percentile) are applied in identifying students with Practical Aptitude with creativity.
=> The Visual/Performing Arts Aptitude: portfolio or performance-based assessment is used instead of achievement test scores to refer gifted students.
(2) record of observation of in-class behaviors
(3) teacher rating scales that assess the attitude, participation in the class
and their potential abilities.
Special nomination by homeroom teachers: more than one student who show their giftedness in the creative areas regardless of
their achievement test scores
(2)Identification Procedures :
▶two separate identification procedures:
▶ (1)Identification procedures for gifted classes developing Specific Academic Aptitude (SAA) or Practical Aptitude with Creativity(PAC)
◎ the students nominated by teachers according to (1) (2) (3)
criteria in the former part take two tests: creative tests &
individual or group aptitude test
◎By adding two test scores by a school psychologist, 1.5 times candidates’ selection
◎ In depth interview => 5 gifted students in each area
(2)Identification procedures for a gifted class developing
Visual/Performing Artistic Aptitude (VPAA)
◎ the students nominated by teachers according to (2) (3)
criteria in the former part submit their portfolio or give a trial performance.
◎Music or Art teachers assess the portfolios or performance with rating scales.
◎ Then, their portfolios or performance is assessed by a
panel of professions outside the school system through the rating
◎1.5 times Candidates are selected by added scores.
◎In depth interview
(1)During the regular class time:
(1)grade-skipping (full-acceleration) based on learning levels and gifted students’ preparedness
for acceleration or
(2)subject-skipping based on students’ learning
▶ Cluster- grouping:
based on similar students’ learning levels in specific subjects such as Math or English
▶ Acceleration & Ability grouping: Advanced learning level lessons according to subjects
learning centers operation in the regular classroom,
curriculum compacting, extended learning activities for gifted students groups
(2)After School Enrichment Activities (Grade 3-6)
▶Math Gifted Class
▶Science Gifted Class
▶Foreign Language (English) Gifted Class
▶Invention & Creativity Gifted Class
▶Music & Art Gifted Class
Program Contents of enrichment activities
◎The Preparation for competition according to each subject
◎Group projects with mentors (e.x. professions through community or parents)
◎Product & portfolio presentation in front of the actual audience
◎Invention & Creativity Gifted Class- the participation students’ products in contests
◎ A professional gifted teacher
◎ A school psychologist
◎ Math gifted teachers in each grade (Grade 3-6)
◎ Science gifted teachers in each grade (Grade 3-6)
◎ English gifted teachers in each grade including native speakers (Grade 3-6)
◎ Music & Art gifted teachers in each grade (Grade 3-6)
▶ Acceleration & Ability Grouping:
◎Acceleration : as needed
◎Ability grouping: Cluster grouping
▶ After School Enrichment Activities:
◎Math, Science, English, Creativity: Five gifted students per one gifted class in each grade (Grade 3-6)
◎ Music & Art: Five students per one gifted class in each grade (Grade 3-6)
▶ Acceleration & Ability Grouping: During regular class
▶ After School Enrichment Activities: during two hours
(twice per week)
▶Gifted Program Committee: Identification
▶A professional gifted teacher: the overall management of gifted programs and teaching the invention &creativity class
▶Subjects gifted teachers: teaching in gifted classes
▶A School Psychologist: the management of testing and counseling with gifted students
1. Frequency: Once per month
◎The definition of giftedness
◎The characteristics and needs of gifted Students
◎The identification of gifted students in diverse areas
◎ Team research
◎ Case Presentation
Two identification process: twice per year during the first half year (from early December to early February) and the latter half of the year (from early June to early August).