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http://gcq.sagepub.com Gifted Child Quarterly DOI: 10.1177/0016986207311055 2008; 52; 19 Gifted Child Quarterly Steven I. Pfeiffer and Yaacov Petscher Identifying Young Gifted Children Using the Gifted Rating Scales Preschool/ Kindergarten Form http://gcq.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/52/1/19 The online version of this article can be found at: Published by: http://www.sagepublications.com On behalf of: National Association for Gifted Children can be found at: Gifted Child Quarterly Additional services and information for http://gcq.sagepub.com/cgi/alerts Email Alerts: http://gcq.sagepub.com/subscriptions Subscriptions: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsReprints.nav Reprints: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav Permissions: http://gcq.sagepub.com/cgi/content/refs/52/1/19 Citations at Ebsco Electronic Journals Service (EJS) on April 21, 2009 http://gcq.sagepub.com Downloaded from
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19 Gifted Child Quarterly Volume 52 Number 1 Winter 2008 19-29 © 2008 National Association for Gifted Children 10.1177/0016986207311055 http://gcq.sagepub.com hosted at http://online.sagepub.com Identifying Young Gifted Children Using the Gifted Rating Scales–Preschool/ Kindergarten Form Steven I. Pfeiffer Yaacov Petscher Florida State University Abstract: This article reports on an analysis of the diagnostic accuracy of a new teacher rating scale designed to assist in the identification of gifted preschool and kindergarten students. The Gifted Rating Scales–Preschool/Kindergarten Form (GRS-P) is based on a multidimensional model of giftedness. An examination of the standardization sample using diagnostic efficiency statistics provides support for the diagnostic accuracy of the GRS-P Intellectual Ability and Academic Ability scales identifying intellectual giftedness, irrespective of the IQ cut score used to demarcate giftedness. The present findings extend the analysis of the standardization sample reported in the test manual and pro- vide additional support for the GRS-P as a gifted screening tool. Putting the Research to Use: Identifying young gifted children is critical if we hope to develop educational inter- ventions at the earliest possible time that support their optimal psychoeducational development. The present arti- cle reports on the diagnostic validity of a new teacher rating scale developed to assist in the early identification of preschool and kindergarten gifted students. The Gifted Rating Scales–Preschool/Kindergarten Form (GRS-P) is a 60-item teacher rating scale based on a multidimensional model of giftedness that is designed to be used as a screening tool or as part of a comprehensive assessment protocol. The GRS-P is very effective as a diagnostic instrument in identifying intellectual giftedness, irrespective of whether an IQ cutoff score of 115, 120, 125, or 130 is used to demarcate intellectual giftedness. The GRS-P holds promise as a first-stage screening test in the early identification of preschool and kindergarten students of high potential. Early childhood, preschool, and
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