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Characteristics of intellectually advanced young people

This brief list offers some common characteristics of highly intelligent young people. Please keep in mind that this list is not comprehensive in that each young person has individual traits and interests. Profoundly gifted…

Gifted Testing and Identification

Reducing Test Anxiety and Answering Test Prep Questions

Reducing Test Anxiety It is common for students to experience test anxiety. For some, the stress of not getting a perfect score can be paralyzing. Others feel nauseous. Their heart beats fast. Their palms…

Gifted Testing and Identification

Special Considerations in Gifted Identification and Assessment

If you are a parent, you may have noticed signs that your child is gifted or has gifted characteristics. Perhaps you are looking for resources on gifted testing to confirm something you see in…

Gifted Testing and Identification

Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate – Which is Best for Gifted Students?

Comparing Goodness of Fit for Gifted Students: AP vs IB In 2011, Jay Mathews, the noted Washington Post education columnist, led a Davidson seminar comparing goodness of fit between Advanced Placement (AP) and International…

Gifted Testing and Identification

How to explain IQ testing to your gifted child

This article explains how parents can explain the results of IQ testing as part of a gifted identification evaluation through the school. Author: Post, G. Publisher: Gifted Challenges Year: 2015 A few reminders about…

Gifted Testing and Identification

Discovering highly gifted students

This article by Jan Hansen discusses the history and methods of above-level testing. The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is a test commonly used for above-level testing because it gives specific information regarding levels of…

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At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for Slow Processing Speed

Kids with slow processing speed can have trouble keeping up in class, participating in discussions and staying focused. Here are some classroom accommodations that may help. Author: Kelly, K. Publisher: Year: 2015 Processing…

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IQ and Educational Needs

This one-pager includes a bell curve diagram that helps explain the profoundly gifted population, those who score in the third standard deviation or 99.9 percentile, on IQ and achievement tests. This factsheet also includes…

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