Thursday, April 15, 2010

A little more on early age identification ...

A quick follow up on the previous topic; I was reading Nurture Shock by Po Bronson and the topic came up in relation to identifying students for gifted and talented programmes in the United States. Testing in pre-school is used as a means to place students in gifted and talented programmes. Bronson unveils research that clearly highlights that this is far too early, and leads to many missing out who develop a little later. It also leads to many being included who wouldn't necessarily be there based on analysis of results achieved after extended periods in gifted and talented programmes.

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