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Defining/Identifying

Find out important information about how parents and schools can define and identify giftedness and why it is important to do so.

Alternative Assessments with Gifted & Talented... star
A review written by Linda Coleman, testing guru and parent of three gifted children. The full title of the reviewed book is Alternative Assessments with Gifted and Talented Students, by Joyce Van Tassel-Baska.

Evaluating a School's Gifted Program star
Determining the quality of a school system's gifted program is an important task for parents. Being able to evaluate how well the school identifies and serves this population will be of great benefit to your children.

Gifted Children in the Classroom star
Misunderstandings can abound within the classroom regarding who is gifted and who is not. Many gifted students get overlooked in the classroom because they do not fit the "typical" mold. Learn about common misunderstandings and ways to refute them.

I See Smart People star
There are gifted people in every community. Can you pick them out?

Just What Does Gifted Mean? star
Defining giftedness is not an easy task. Numerous definitions of the word exist and are often being changed and adapted. School systems that provide programming for gifted children often work with a definition that is based on national or state guidelines. Learn more about this broad term.

Misconceptions in Gifted Education star
Preconceived notions exist everywhere in our society and the classroom is no exception. Erroneous assumptions are often made by educators in terms of what a gifted student looks like and what they need in the classroom. Find out the realities behind these misconceptions.

Preparing your Child for Testing star
How to ensure the most positive testing experience for your child

Ruf Estimates of Levels of Giftedness star
Nationally renowned gifted expert Dr. Deborah Ruf presents her theory of various levels of giftedness, and how children present at each level.

The Two Sides of Giftedness star
There are some who believe that being gifted means having an easier life. While there are many advantages to having qualities of giftedness, there are just as many ways that can provide challenges as well. Get a better perspective on the life of a gifted individual.

To Tell Or Not To Tell star
Parents often wonder if they should discuss their child's giftedness with them. There can actually be benefits to talking with your child about his or her abilities.

Understanding Gifted Test Scores star
Knowing how various tests measure giftedness is important to understanding giftedness in schools. The WISC-IV is one of the most popular tests that schools use. Familiarize yourself with the sub-tests and their meanings.

When Should I Have My Child Tested? star
Are you thinking about having your child tested? A full assessment can be expensive and time consuming. Be a wise consumer and advocate. Read this article to learn more about what age is the best for obtaining accurate intelligence testing results.

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