Identification in Gifted and Talented Education. EDPS 540 Rebecca L. Mann. The most important question…. Identification for what?. Make sure that your identification process matches your program goals.
Rebecca L. Mann
Identification for what?
Screening tools used for identification:
Testing - make sure the tests are:
Valid – Is the test valid? Does it measure what you want it to measure?
Reliable – Is the test reliable? Are scores consistent? Will you likely get a similar score for an individual on repeated administrations of the test?
Nominations – Teacher, Parent, Self, Peer
Product Evaluations – portfolios
Rating Scales – i.e. SRBCSS
Matrix i.e. Baldwin Identification Matrix
Talent Pool – multiple criteria – safety valves