GIFTEDNESS AND ACHIEVEMENT IN A SPECIAL PROGRAM,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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For about twenty years, the San Diego city school system has conducted special programs for academically talented students. These programs were established after intensive studies of twenty children with IQ 160 or higher had shown that more than half were not achieving at their average grade level, and that many of them had social and emotional problems attributable to their giftedness which prevented them from functioning effectively in the regular classroom. In the note an examination was made of the programs for fourth, fifth, and sixth grade children. Analyses are presented of scores obtained on the Stanford Achievement Test SAT, which consists of six subtests. The main conclusion to be drawn from the study is that the tests used are not sufficient for the intended purposes.
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