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    Signs of Giftedness
    Who Needs a Test to Say My Child Is Gifted?
    Testing not only assesses whether a child qualifies for a particular program; it also identifies a child's strengths and weaknesses for instructional planning. ...
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    Signs of Giftedness
    Testing Bilingual Kids for Giftedness
    A psychologist or diagnostician must determine the child's preferred language and conduct a language assessment before proceeding with testing for giftedness. ...
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    Signs of Giftedness
    Minimum IQ and Screening for Gifted Program
    Unfortunately, many schools screen for achievement or intelligence, and do further testing only if the child scores at a high level initially. ...
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    Signs of Giftedness
    Testing a Shy Child for Giftedness
    Testing young children is a challenge, since they are can be less attuned to the demands of the testing situation. ...
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    Signs of Giftedness
    OLSAT and Gifted Programs
    The Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) measures abstract thinking and reasoning ability in students between the ages of 5 and 18. ...
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    Signs of Giftedness
    How Can I Get My Child Tested for Giftedness?
    If your child is enrolled in a public school, contact her teacher or the principal and ask to have her referred for testing by the school psychologist. ...
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    Signs of Giftedness
    Kuhlmann-Anderson IQ Test
    The Kuhlmann-Anderson Intelligence Test is a standardized group intelligence test that may be given in grades K-12. ...
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    Signs of Giftedness
    Talent Search Programs at Universities
    The talent search programs identify highly gifted students. Middle-schoolers take the SAT or ACT as an out-of-level screening device. ...
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    Signs of Giftedness
    Should My Son Take the SAT or the ACT?
    Some colleges prefer one test or the other in their admissions processes, but both tests are good for selecting students for accelerated content-based programs, such as Talent Search. ...
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    Signs of Giftedness
    Gifted Test Too Difficult?
    A variety of tests may be given to determine a child's giftedness. Assessors sometimes try to test the limits of a child's knowledge. ...
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    Standardized Tests
    11 Ways to Help Your Child Prepare for Tests
    To help children prepare adequately for tests (whether teacher-made or standardized), you can do several things to provide support and create a positive test-taking experience. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Big Differences in Daughter's Test Scores
    A school psychologist can explain the various tests (e.g., what they are designed to measure), discuss your daughter's performance, and comment on how that is relevant to her current performance. ...
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    Resources for Gifted Education
    Preparing for Testing, Dealing with Failure
    The most important thing you can do to prepare a child for giftedness testing is help her relax about it as much as possible. ...
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    Disappointing Achievement Test Score
    More than one achievement test score needs to be looked at in order to determine if your child's school is providing him and the other students with the education they deserve. ...
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    Signs of Giftedness
    Can Color Blindness Affect Gifted Testing?
    An eye-care practitioner can determine what sorts of specific color combinations would be significant for a child with color blindness. ...
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    Making the Most of Standardized Tests
    Making the Most of Standardized Tests Odds are your child will have to take at least one standardized test each academic year and, considering the bills in the U.S. Congress, standardized tests will become high-stakes tests. A high-stakes test is...
    Ted Villaire
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    High-Stakes Testing: Is It Fair to Students?
    High-Stakes Testing: Is It Fair to Students? The U.S. House of Representatives just passed a bill that requires states to give math and reading tests to students in grades three through eight every year, and holds accountable those schools that f...
    Ted Villaire
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    Standardized Test Preparation
    Learn what parents can do to help children perform to the best of their ability on standardized tests. ...