Identifying and Enfranchising Gifted Students from Underrepresented Populations
Date: Monday, May 7, 2012
Presenter: Jack Naglieri, Ph.D.
Under-representation of minority children in gifted programs is a significant problem. Some suggest that traditional IQ tests and ability tests that contain verbal and quantitative content create a barrier to children with limited English language skills and those who live in poverty. Teachers face the challenging task of narrowing the gap between achievement and ability for gifted students of underrepresented populations. Validating that students identified on a nonverbal instrument possess innate abilities underscores the process. The impact that tests that contain verbal and quantitative scales will be examined and the value of using nonverbal tests discussed. Evidence supporting the use of nonverbal ability tests to enfranchise and serve underrepresented populations will be summarized.
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