Academically Gifted & Talented
IQ- Far exceed peers- High levels of other performance
Defined and Classified
Renzulli's three ring conceptualization: a behavior that is the result of the combination of three ingredients; well above average ability, task commitment, and creativity.
Gardner's Multiple Intelligences: Intelligence is the capacity to solve problems or to fashion products that are valued in one or more cultural setting. Each talent may be studied, identified, and develop apart from the others.
Classified by types of gifts and talents and level of giftedness
Prevalence and Causal Factors
Factors causing giftedness are highly controversial, however it is best supported that giftedness is a combination hereditary and environmental factors
Identification and Assessment
- Intelligence Test
- Achievement Tests
- Creativity Tests
- Teacher Nominations
- Peer Nominations
- Parent Nominations
- Product Sampling
Not mandated by law like disabilities and is rare. As students progress through school, those who have mastered the curriculum or are not adapting to school- related provsions are identified and alternate curriculum options are considered.
Interventions center on content, complexity, abstraction, pacing, documenting achievement, choice and independence.
Transition to Adult Life
Students need early academic guidance and support going through transition stages. Many have difficulty making choices that so greatly impact their lives.
Major Issues related to the education of students with gifts and talents
Factors influencing policies toward the education of students with gifts and tenets include declining quality of general education and school reform efforts, underrepresentation of certain groups among those identified as having gifts and tents, and accountability.