PEDG 5358 (3 credit hours)
identification & assessment of GIFTED
and talented students
Instructor: Dr. Dorothy Sisk
Office: College of Education & Human Development (Room 103)
I. Course Objectives:
To provide teachers/administrators with an opportunity to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of tests, rating scales and other informal procedures for identification of gifted. Attention will be given to uses and misuses of tests and assessment procedures, sources of tests and information about tests, administration, scoring and interpretation of test data, and the design of an identification portfolio to demonstrate application of course content. The student will:
II. Course Requirements:
III. Student Requirements:
Design and complete a project to demonstrate your expertise in the area of screening/testing/identification of gifted and talented students, such as:
V. Classroom Management Policies
While every effort has been made to make the syllabus and attached schedule as complete as possible, the instructor reserves the right to make changes in the assessment, assignments, due dates, content and test date. If any such changes are made, students shall be informed as soon as possible. A make up exam will be provided for a valid reason.
VI. Instructional Activities and Assessment
A. Activities and Assignments
1. Students are responsible for assigned readings in the classroom, and they will prepare an outline of the chapter to be reviewed and discussed for each class. These outlines will be turned into the instructor. Informed discussion and participation is expected.
2. Students are to read and summarize three outside self-selected current articles, and bring copies for the class members for discussion.
B. Evaluation and Grading
1. 20% of the semester grade will be based on the chapter outlines based on the rubric of Summary of major points, and Evaluation of the material, and Suggested Application following the Terry Borton format of WHAT, So WHAT, and NOW WHAT.
2. 10% of the semester grade will be based on the articles selected/presented for classroom discussion.
3. 20% of the semester grade will be based on classroom participation.
4. 50% of the semester grade will be based on the final examination for the course.
It is the responsibility of the student to make sure that he/she is officially enrolled in this course. If, at any point, you decided to drop the class, it is your responsibility to officially drop. Any student who stops attending class and does not officially drop the course will be given an F as the semester grade.
VIII. Course Evaluation:
Instruction as well as student performance is subject to evaluation. Policies and procedures of the academic department will be instituted near the end of the course.
IX. Special Accommodations:
It is the policy of Lamar University to accommodate students with disabilities, pursuant to federal and state law, and the commitment of the University to equal educational opportunities. Any student with a disability who needs accommodations, e.g. seating placement or arrangements for examinations, notes, etc. should inform the instructor at the beginning of the course. The instructor is also available.”