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McClain, Mary-Catherine; Pfeiffer, Steven – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2012
Definitions of what constitute students who are gifted and talented as well as policies and procedures to identify these high-ability students play a critical role in determining which individuals actually receive gifted services. This article reports on a national survey of how state policies and practices define giftedness, identify gifted…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Definitions, Identification, School Psychology
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Worrell, Frank C.; Erwin, Jesse O. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2011
As school psychologists move from dichotomous categorizations of students as "gifted" or "nongifted" toward a more comprehensive approach to identification, their task becomes increasingly complex. In the present article, the authors outline practices at the planning, programming, and data collection stages of the identification process in hopes…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent, School Psychologists, Data Collection
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Stephens, Kristen R. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2011
Federal and state response to the educational needs of gifted students has been intermittent and permissive. The lack of cohesive and comprehensive policies pertaining to identification and programming for these students has created a disparity in services within and across states. Broader education policies, such as those resulting from No Child…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Needs, Federal Government, State Government
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King, Emily W.; Coleman, Mary Ruth; Miller, Adena – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2011
Response to intervention is a school reform movement embracing the academic and behavioral needs of all students, including those with gifts and talents. With the implementation of response to intervention in schools across the country, education is in the midst of a significant systems change that is affecting the roles of the school…
Descriptors: Intervention, Academically Gifted, School Psychologists, Counselor Role