Identification of Gifted Learners: A National Survey of Assessment Practices and Training Needs of School Psychologists

Kay Klausmeier, Shitala P. Mishra, Carol J Maker

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This study surveyed assessment practices and training needs of school psychologists involving gifted individuals. Using stratified random sampling procedure, a sample of practicing school psychologists was selected from the national register of the National Association of School Psychologists. A survey questionnaire containing 20 items relating to the uses of individual ability and achievement tests was mailed to the group. An analysis of responses indicated that the Wechsler Scales ranked first despite newly developed available tests. Results also indicated a number of training needs related to assessment the implications of which are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-137
Number of pages3
JournalGifted Child Quarterly
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1987


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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