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Assessing Gifted Strategies: An Administrator’s Guide

Assessing Gifted Strategies: An Administrator’s Guide It’s Not Easy Being Dean...or Principal “There are two kinds of weakness, that which breaks and that which bends.” -James Russell Lowell It takes a special person to thrive in an administrative role. Not only does a school administrator have to make weighted decisions and mindful evaluations of their [...]

By | September 30th, 2015|Categories: Identification & Assessment|Comments Off on Assessing Gifted Strategies: An Administrator’s Guide

Gifted, ADHD, Either, Neither, or Both?

Gifted, ADHD, Either, Neither, or Both? Navigating the misdiagnoses between gifted and ADHD and forging a new path towards clarity. As Juliet famously said of her lover Romeo: “What is in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” So what is in a name? Does it [...]

By | August 25th, 2015|Categories: Gifted Education, Identification & Assessment|Comments Off on Gifted, ADHD, Either, Neither, or Both?

Screening, Identification and Assessment: Identifying Gifted Students for Success

Screening, Identification and Assessment: Identifying gifted students for success Athletic programs can do it, so why can’t we? Marjorie Gestring: At just 13 years old, Gestring is youngest person to ever win an Olympic gold medal. Wayne Gretzky: One of the greatest hockey players of all time, Gretzky began skating at the age of three [...]

By | August 12th, 2015|Categories: Identification & Assessment|Comments Off on Screening, Identification and Assessment: Identifying Gifted Students for Success

A Portfolio Can Make All the Difference for a Student Who Is Highly Gifted But Doesn’t Test Well or Have High Verbal Scores

Creating portfolios is an extremely useful tool for identifying gifted students. It’s important to have someone to give you the guidance that you need to use this valuable resource in your schools. Defining Giftedness Giftedness is defined as individuals with outstanding talent who perform and show the potential for performing at remarkably high levels of [...]

By | January 8th, 2014|Categories: Identification & Assessment|0 Comments

50% of Gifted Students in the US are Never Identified and Go Unserved

Did you know that according to research about half of the gifted students in this country go unidentified and unserved? That is a lot of talent we are missing out on as a culture. Gifted children represent a broad and diverse group of abilities which is not limited to the arbitrary “upper 3%” definition that [...]

By | October 30th, 2013|Categories: Identification & Assessment|Tags: , , |1 Comment