The most important question. Identification for what?. Make sure that your identification process matches your program goals. If you identify mathematical giftedness, the child should be participating in a math based program. Often, we identify students with very diverse talents and then expect
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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