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Thursday, October 13 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
1B: How Do We Identify for Subject Acceleration?

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Does your district accelerate high-achieving students in math? If so, how do you identify students who could benefit from this, and at what grade level(s) do you accelerate them? It may be harder than you think to create an identification plan that neither depends on a one-time test nor is driven by subjective factors, on the one hand, but also satisfies deep-seated concerns and generates consensus among stakeholders, on the other. In this presentation I will share 1) how I navigated this process at my school to create a formalized Math Plan based on Lohman and Renzulli’s “Simple Procedure for Combining Ability Test Scores, Achievement Test Scores, and Teacher Ratings,” and 2) how this process has been working for the past two years.

NAGC K-12 Programming Standards:
2.2.1. Educators establish comprehensive, cohesive, and ongoing procedures for identifying and serving students with gifts and talents.
2.2.3. Assessments provide qualitative and quantitative information from a variety of sources, including off-level testing, are non-biased and equitable, and are technically adequate for the purpose.
2.3.1. Educators select and use non-biased and equitable approaches for identifying students with gifts and talents, which may include using locally developed norms

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Lorie Raihala

Language Arts/Social Studies/Drama Teacher, EAGLE School
I came to Gifted Education through my children. During their school years I became well-versed in networking and advocacy with other parents in the Madison Metropolitan School District, and as part of the MMSD TAG Advisory Committee  I helped the MMSD write its first TAG Plan in... Read More →

Thursday October 13, 2016 2:15pm - 3:30pm CDT
Wilderness Ballroom 4