Faculty Development Training

Series 3 - Gifted and Talented Education Service

Purpose

Although talented individual is not under IDEA, these students are a special group of students who also have unique needs and service. Teachers and schools would need to identify those students, cultivate their unique ability and provide appropriate learning opportunities to meet students’ needs.

Goal

“To identify students with high potential and exceptional performance and to develop challenges that match their strengths and needs (“Department of Defense Education Activity”, n.d.)”

Accommodations

Accommodations such as adapted instructions, enrichment settings/activities and evaluation procedures are mostly included in school services for the identified students to meet their exceptional needs and to ensure their success. Other accommodation such as acceleration which allows students to skip grades, register the school early or receive appropriate grade level of curriculum. For instance, in acceleration, universities may allow gifted students to enroll in college level courses when the prerequisite is met (Mastropieri & Scruggs, 2000).

Basic identification procedure

---> REFERAL

•-through nomination, screening and transfered record

---------> ASSESSMENT

•-multiple measures may include: grades, portoflios, individual IQ tes, criterion-reference tests, etc.

--------------> ELIGIBILITY

•-Committee members review, monitor and make a decision on eligibility for each student.

Reference

Department of Defense Education Activity. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.dodea.edu/Curriculum/giftedEduc/

NSGT. (2015). Retrieved from http://www.nsgt.org/giftedness-defined/

Mastropieri, M., & Scruggs, T. (2000). The inclusive classroom, strategies for effective instruction . New Jersey, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

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