Comparisons between talent search students qualifying via scores on standardized tests and via parent nomination

Seon‐Young Y. Lee*, Paula Olszewski‐Kubilius

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This study examined differences between students who qualified for talent search testing via scores on standardized tests and via parent nomination in their performances on the SAT or ACT and some demographic characteristics. Overall, the standardized testing group earned higher scores on the off‐level tests than the parent nominated group. Asian students used parent nomination more than standardized tests for talent search testing, and Hispanic/Latino students in the parent nominated group but not in the standardized testing group were among the top performers on the off‐level tests. Parent nomination as a feasible alternative to standardized achievement tests is suggested for talented students who are not native English speakers or would not be identified as gifted using traditional qualification methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-166
Number of pages10
JournalRoeper Review
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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