Designing and Utilizing Evaluation for Gifted Program Improvement Elissa F. Brown, Ph.D. Director, Center for Gifted Education College of William and Mary firstname.lastname@example.org (757) 221-2362 S.C. Consortium for Gifted Education Charleston, SC November 29, 2006.
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Designing and Utilizing Evaluation for Gifted Program ImprovementElissa F. Brown, Ph.D.Director,Center for Gifted EducationCollege of William and Maryefbrow@wm.edu(757) 221-2362S.C. Consortium for Gifted EducationCharleston, SCNovember 29, 2006
(Program / Curriculum)
(Plan of Action /
Center for Gifted Education – School of Education – The College of William and Mary
Who has a vested interest in the gifted program?
Who needs the information for program improvement?
Are there others that may be impacted by the program evaluation?
Matching stakeholder groups
Parents, teachers, students, administrators
Teachers, administrators, school board
Support staff, Dept. of Education, regular education teachersPlanning a program evaluation: Identifying Stakeholders
Question 1: To what extent are the stated mission and goals of the gifted program fulfilled in their actual operation?
Question 2: To what extent is the gifted program meeting the needs of identified students as perceived by relevant groups?
Question 3: What evidence exists to document positive student performance trends for students participating in the gifted program?
Question 4: What are the program strengths and weaknesses in relation to the state of the art or best practices in gifted education?
Question 5: What are recommendations for program improvement or revision?
Rationale for use in gifted evaluations:
*Stakeholder codes: S=Student; RT=Regular Classroom Teacher; A=Administrator; GT=Teachers of Gifted Students; P=Parents
**In a focus group design with five stakeholder groups, the consensus of at least three groups is needed for extracting a theme, following a minimum of 50% consensus rule.
Teachers of the Gifted:
*DR=Document Review, I=Interview, FG=Focus Group, CO=Classroom Observation, S=Survey data