Students Who Are Gifted and Talented (What Are the Characteristics of…
Students Who Are Gifted and Talented
Trends and Issues?
identification and programming of underrepresented groups
What Ate Recommended Educational Practices?
How Are Students Who Are Gifted and Talented Identified?
Contemporary tools: nonverbal ability tests, creativity tests, student portfolios or performance by audition, performance-based assessment, parents/peer/community recommendations
Traditional tools: intelligence assessment, achievement tests, aptitude tests, grades, teacher recommendations
What Are the Characteristics of Individuals Who Are Gifted and Talented?
strong attachments and commitments
high level of energy
sense of humor
altruistic and idealistic
sense of justice
ability to generate original ideas
preference for independent work
early language interest and development
unusually well-developed memory
power of concentration
ability to manipulate abstract symbol systems
What is Giftedness?
about 12% of students
possessing demonstrated or potential abilities that give high evidence of high performance capability in areas such as intellectual, creative, specific academic or leadership ability or in the performing and visual arts and who by reason thereof require services or activities not ordinarily provided by the school