Authors: Marcia Gentry, Ph.D., Scott J. Peters, Ph.D., Nielsen Pereira, Ph.D., Jason McIntosh, Ph.D.
Editor: C. Matthew Fugate, Ph.D.
Product Code: 4547
ISBN: 4547
Availability: In stock.

The HOPE Teacher Rating Scale is designed to help guide teachers in identifying gifted students for programming. It is unique in several ways. First, it is short, with only 11 items that measure academic and social/affective components of giftedness, making it easy to use. Second, it is invariant when used to identify students from low-income and culturally diverse families. Third, it can be used across grade levels, K–12. Finally, local norms ensure that the data are relevant to the specific school populations. With multiple measures and multiple pathways crucial for reversing the inequities in identifying culturally, economically, and linguistically diverse students, a teacher-nomination instrument like the HOPE Teacher Rating Scale is an important component of identification systems. The HOPE Teacher Rating Scale items have been well-developed and subjected to research using more than 12,000 diverse students in five validity studies to date. This instrument is a must-have for any administrator or gifted-program coordinator involved in student identification.

Grades K–12

Online Version Information

This online pack includes 100 student “seats.” Student seats may be purchased and added to an account at anytime in batches of 100 seats. A single student may be evaluated on any number of scales. A school administrator may create as many schools, examiners, and teachers as needed. Only student seats are limited by the number of seats purchased.

This online edition of The HOPE Teacher Rating Scale allows teachers to complete the scale using any desktop web browser. Individual and group student reports can be exported by gifted program administrators for use in spreadsheets or electronic student data systems or for communicating results with parents.

Although the online version includes complete instruction for using the online HOPE Scale, the comprehensive Administration Manual is sold separately.

Note: Within 2 business days of making your purchase, you will receive an e-mail confirming your account information and allocating the purchased student seats to your account. Please allow us up to 2 business days to make the necessary account verification and student seat allocations. If you have questions, please contact HOPE Scales support at

Download sample chapters from the HOPE Scale Administration Manual and a sample of the HOPE form.

Each PDF file below is approximately 500k in size and will take a few seconds to download. These files can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not already have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, you may download the software for free.

Webinar on Behavior Rating Scales

Behavior Rating Scales as a Tool for More Equitable Identification of Gifted and Talented Children from Prufrock Press on Vimeo.


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