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1 Discussion essai and 1 LEARNING ACTIVITY REVIEW
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Assessment Tools
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One of the difficulties in identifying gifted people from underrepresented populations is the availability and accessibility of assessment tools.

Pick ONE assessment method (some are described in your textbook) and describe it to your classmates. Clearly evaluate the assessment tool’s “accessibility” in terms of identifying giftedness in underserved populations, and then offer suggestions for improving the accessibility. You may also look for journal articles that can provide insight on this as well.

One example: Identifying giftedness using a written test of intelligence may not be appropriate for blind children. Modifications to make such a test accessible may include reading the test aloud, or offering it in Braille.

Respond in a constructive way to two other posts, and respond to questions others may have for you.


Your main post should be substantive at least 200 words, not including the Discussion questions or references. Each discussion response/reply to me or others must have a minimum of 125 words, spell checked, well written and citing references in support of arguments. Active participation is required.
In your reply to others: You could include additional research info (don’t just share a website link, explain what you found, summarize the info, and then share the website link), or, provide a few suggestions based on the class reading/additional reading, or explain why you agree or disagree with your classmate. Always provide at least ONE citation from the reading to ‘support’ your discussion.

You are expected to provide a brief summary, in your own words, of each assigned learning activity AND a summary of an additional journal article, chosen by you, that relates to a topic of your choice within each module.

You may find the journal articles through the ESC library. A peer review journal is one where any article being submitted that is the result of research or a theoretical proposal must go through a review process. This article is sent by the editors of the journal to 2-3 professionals (peers) with expertise in the same content area. Only if the article is considered to make a new and accurate contribution to the field will it be accepted for publication. You often hear about information from these articles, such as those from The New England Journal of Medicine through secondary sources, such as broadcasters or professionals; but to read the articles, you would need to access the journal. If the information is being presented orally in professionally regulated conferences, the proposal for the presentation must also go through a similar peer review process before being accepted. In this way a field polices itself by making sure as much as possible, that information that is treated as knowledge is accurate.

The summary of each chapter or article should be no longer than a paragraphat least aim for that length. The summary can take many forms, but it must have something of you in it. I do not want just the words from the book or article; I want to see the process of your understanding. What do you think about the reading? Does it ring true for you, or do you disagree? Can you apply it to anything in your own life or experiences?

For this Module submit summaries for any four chapters from Chapters 12-18 in the Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children book , and your choice of a journal article related to gifted and special needs populations.