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The Underrepresented Gifted

Factors that contribute to the underrepresentation of some segments of the student population:

             

                    GENDER

       CULTURAL
      BACKGROUND

               BEHAVIOR

                           RACE
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       SOCIOECONOMIC  
                  LEVEL


      LANGUAGE


LEARNING
 DISABILITIES


Identification and Assessment Recommendations:

  •  multiple criteria
  • qualitative as well as quantitative measurements
  • parent interview
  • teacher recommendation
  • performance indicators
  • culturally sensitive testing instruments
  • behavioral checklists
  • ethnographic assessment (the student is observed in multiple contexts over time)
  • portfolio assessment
  • nonverbal  assessments


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