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Alternative Assessments with Gifted and Talented Students : Critical Issues in Equity and Excellence in Gifted Education - Joyce VanTassel-Baska

Alternative Assessments with Gifted and Talented Students

Critical Issues in Equity and Excellence in Gifted Education

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Published: 1st November 2007
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Alternative Assessments With Gifted and Talented Students provides a concise and thorough introduction to methods for identifying gifted students in the school setting. Including overviews of assessment tools and alternative methods of assessment, as well as pertinent discussions concerning the need to identify gifted and talented students, this book combines research and experience from top scholars in the field of gifted education in a convenient guide for teachers, administrators, and gifted education program directors. Topics covered include the need for nonverbal testing with traditionally unidentified students; the identification of students from minority populations; the value of using traditional assessments with students; the role of creativity tools as a measure of giftedness; and the use of portfolios, products, and performance-based assessment to document learning; among others. This handy guide to assessing and identifying gifted students is a necessity for anyone serving and working with this population.

List of Tablesp. x
List of Figuresp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
An Overview of Alternative Assessment Measures for Gifted Learners and the Issues That Surround Their Usep. 1
Nontraditional Strategies for Identifying Nontraditional Gifted and Talented Studentsp. 17
Nonverbal Test Scores as One Component of an Identification System: Integrating Ability, Achievement, and Teacher Ratingsp. 41
Traditional IQ: 100 Years of Misconception and Its Relationship to Minority Representation in Gifted Programsp. 67
Using Off-Level Testing and Assessment for Gifted and Talented Studentsp. 89
Intelligence Testing and Cultural Diversity: The Need for Alternative Instruments, Policies, and Proceduresp. 107
Identifying Low-Income and Minority Students for Gifted Programs: Academic and Affective Impact of Performance-Based Assessmentp. 129
The Rainbow Project: Using a Psychological Theory of Giftedness to Improve the Identification of Gifted Childrenp. 147
The Value of Traditional Assessments as Approaches to Identifying Academically Gifted Studentsp. 157
Nontraditional Applications of Traditional Testingp. 175
The Role of Creativity Tools and Measures in Assessing Potential and Growthp. 203
Portfolio Assessment of Gifted Studentsp. 227
Product Assessmentp. 259
Using Performance-Based Assessment to Document Authentic Learningp. 285
Epilogue: What Do We Know About Identifying and Assessing the Learning of Gifted Students?p. 309
Alternative Assessment Tools for Gifted Learnersp. 321
About the Editorp. 327
About the Authorsp. 329
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ISBN: 9781593632984
ISBN-10: 1593632983
Series: Critical Issues in Equity and Excellence in Gifted Education
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 335
Published: 1st November 2007
Publisher: Prufrock Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.48