Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Gifted Education Resources

Susan K. Johnsen, Ph.D., Monica Simonds, M.Ed., and Marcy Voss, M.Ed., Authors

Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Gifted Education helps educators of gifted students implement best practices, make informed decisions, and provide professional learning workshops to an entire school district, an individual campus, or important stakeholders. This resource:

  • Is ideal for gifted coordinators, gifted intervention specialists, and advanced academics coordinators.
  • Is divided into four modules—universal screening, grouping, acceleration, and change.
  • Includes considerations for achieving equity in gifted programs.
  • Features research and strategies related to gifted students from underrepresented groups.
  • Features modification ideas for use with a variety of stakeholders and a wealth of online resources.

 

Each module includes an overview of goals and key research, administrative and assessment considerations, reproducible forms for implementing the evidence-based practice, scripted presentation slides for educators and families, and additional resources for continued education. Each module is based on field-tested implementation strategies and the requirements for evidence-based practices outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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Module 1: Universal Screening

Quick Reference Guide

  • Universal Screening: Quick Reference Guide for Educators

Implementation Forms

  • Form A: Selecting Assessments and Planning Checklist

  • Form B: Implementing Universal Assessment Checklist

  • Form C: Communicating the Testing Schedule Checklist

  • Form D: Universal Screening Guide

  • Form E: Scoring and Interpreting Test Results Checklist

  • Form F: Sample Oath of Test Security and Confidentiality for Test Administrator

  • Form G: Sample Score Report Letter

  • Form H: Sample Parent Letter to Inform of Results

  • Form I: Sample Parent Letter to Inform of Placement

  • Form J: Sample Frequently Asked Questions

Presentation Slides

  • Module 1: Universal Screening for Educators

  • Module 1: Universal Screening for Parents

Professional Learning Activity Handouts

  • Handout 1.1: Vocabulary for Communicating Results

  • Handout 1.4: Collaborators for Implementing Universal Screening

 

Module 2: Acceleration

Quick Reference Guide

  • Acceleration: Quick Reference Guide for Educators

  • Acceleration: Quick Reference Guide for Parents

Implementation Forms

  • Form A: Overview of Elementary Single-Subject Acceleration: Procedures for Campus Administrators

  • Form B: Checklist for Single-Subject Acceleration

  • Form C: Request for Single-Subject Matter Acceleration

  • Form D: Sample Acceleration Referral Form

  • Form E: Sample Acceleration Evaluation Meeting Form

  • Form F: Sample Acceleration Placement Plan

  • Form G: Sample Acceleration Follow-Up Meeting

  • Form H: Sample Acceleration Policy and Procedures Template

Presentation Slides

  • Module 2: Acceleration for Educators

  • Module 2: Acceleration for Parents

Professional Learning Activity Handouts

  • Handout 2.2: Forms of Content-Based Acceleration

  • Handout 2.2: Forms of Content-Based Acceleration Answer Key

  • Handout 2.3: Acceleration Scenarios: Who Might Benefit From Acceleration?

 

Module 3: Grouping

Quick Reference Guides

  • Grouping: Quick Reference Guide for Educators

  • Grouping: Quick Reference Guide for Parents

Implementation Forms

  • Form A: Individual Student Information

  • Form B: Class Information

  • Form C: Cluster Class Building Chart

  • Form D: Principal Implementation Guide

  • Form E: Sample Parent Letter

Presentation Slides

  • Module 3: Grouping for Educators

  • Module 3: Grouping for Parents

Professional Learning Activity Handouts

  • Handout 3.2: Self-Assessment: Mostly True or False

  • Handout 3.2: Self-Assessment Answer Key

  • Handout 3.3: Administrator Considerations

  • Handout 3.4: Grouping Scenarios

  • Handout 3.4: Developing Grouping Plans

  • Handout 3.4: Planning Form for Placement of Groups

  • Handout 3.4: Policy Considerations for Grouping

 

Module 4: Change

Implementation Forms

  • Form A: Change Principles Planning Tool (Principles #1 and #2)

  • Form B: Change Principles Planning Tool (Principles #3 and #8)

  • Form C: Change Principles Planning Tool (Principle #4)

  • Form D: Change Principles Planning Tool (Principle #5)

  • Form E: Change Principles Planning Tool (Principles #6 and #7)

  • Form F: Change Principles Planning Tool (Principles #9, #10, #11)

Presentation Slides

  • Module 4: Change for Educators

Professional Learning Activity Handouts

  • Handout 4.2: Problem-Solving Scenarios

  • Handout 4.2: Implementation of Change (Without Principles)

  • Handout 4.2: Implementation of Change (With Principles)

  • Handout 4.3: Change Principles Planning Tool

  • Handout 4.4: Questions to Consider in Facilitating and Sustaining Change