Review by: Linda Coleman, Bella Online - January 1, 2010
This book will stretch your thinking and give you alternatives to finding children who truly do need the support of programming designed to nurture their gifts . . . I loved how this book stepped through many different aspects of gifted identification, and I hope that those in a position to make a difference will consider its valid suggestions . . . My hope is that after reading this book, minds will be opened about the possibilities available. The ideas within are fair in their approach, and shortcomings are discussed as well as strengths for the various alternatives.
Review: Gifted Child Today, Vol. 31, No. 2 - April 1, 2008
The process of identifying gifted and talented students can be a challenging task as school personnel strive to design identification profiles that take into consideration ethnic, socioeconomic, and a wide variety of individual differences. Alternative Assessments With Gifted and Talented Students, written for those involved in the identification process of gifted students, provides a thorough overview of alternative methods used to identify and assess the learning of gifted students. Based on research and experience, this book offers important information and perspectives about the advantages and disadvantages of using alternative assessment measures to identify gifted and talented children.
Review: Davidson Institute for Talent Development - January 1, 2008
In Alternative Assessments With Gifted and Talented Students, published in 2008 by the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), the reader is presented with a compilation of arguments for best practices by some of the most well-known and well-respected experts in the field of gifted education . . . In each chapter, the authors explore various methods for identifying students for gifted programs, as well as tracking students' educational progress. . . . Not to be found in Alternative Assessments With Gifted and Talented Students is a clear, straightforward answer regarding the best way to identify gifted students or assess students' learning. If only it were that easy. However, readers will gain an understanding of some of the key issues to consider and the options available for assessment. Teachers, administrators, and gifted program educators will find Alternative Assessments With Gifted and Talented Students to be a valuable tool in developing gifted programming in their school or district.