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Gifted Rating Scales

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by Nina Benway on 20 April 2013

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Transcript of Gifted Rating Scales

Gifted Rating Scales (GRS) Assessment Review
Nina Benway MS CCC-SLP

LAI 802 SP13 GRS
Standardization GRS: One Tool of Many Assessing Giftedness:
The Gifted Rating Scales GRS for Identification Population (1999-2000)
982 Children
Representative of US Population
No Comorbid Disability.
Reliability
Internal consistency
Test-retest reliability
Inter-rater reliability
Validity
Content
Response Process
Concurrent - WISC-IV Nominate students for screening
Determine standard error of measurement
Administer GRS to students' teachers
Score GRS. Determine T-scores/percentile
Bring GRS likelihood score, qualitative data,
quantitative data to CST meeting.
Determine eligibility and modifications based upon district policy. GRS Delivery Clinical Recommendations/
Contraindications GRS Extensions GRS-P (4-6), GRS-S (6-13)
Standardized
Qualitative
Norm-Referenced
Six different 9-Point Likert Scales
No Global "Gifted Composite" Score
Multidimensional models of giftedness Artistic Talent
Intellect, Academics,
Creativity, Leadership* Zigler & Heller (2000) Munich Model of
Giftedness and Talent US Department of Education (1993)
National Excellence:
A Case for Developing America's Talent Teacher Rating Scales
12 Sentences per Area
9 Likert Scale
"Likelihood of giftedness"
T-scores, Percentile Rank
GRS Acquisition
B-Level Qualification
Pearson Assessments
GRS Administration
Not administered directly to students.
Teacher Training References Heller, K. A., Perleth, C., & Lim, T. K. (2005). The Munich model of giftedness designed to identify and promote gifted students. Conceptions of giftedness, 2, 147-170.
Kerr, B. A. (2009). Encyclopedia of giftedness, creativity, and talent (Vol. 2). Sage Publications.
Li, H., Lee, D., Pfeiffer, S. I., Kamata, A., Kumtepe, A. T., & Rosado, J. (2009). Measurement Invariance of the Gifted Rating Scales--School Form across Five Cultural Groups. School Psychology Quarterly, 24(3), 186-198.
Margulies, A. S., & Floyd, R. G. (2004). Book review: Gifted Rating Scales (GRS). Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 22(3), 275-282.
Pfeiffer, S. I., & Jarosewich, T. (2003). Gifted rating scales. San Antonio, TX: The Psychological Corporation.
Pfeiffer, S. I., & Jarosewich, T. (2007). The Gifted Rating Scales-School Form An Analysis of the Standardization Sample Based on Age, Gender, Race, and Diagnostic Efficiency. Gifted Child Quarterly, 51(1), 39-50. Below,
Average,
Above "The GRS should not
be used in isolation" Benefit - Large Screenings
Brief, teacher-friendly
Economical
Multidimensional model
Contraindications
Known teacher bias
Insufficient teacher training
Global composite desired
Only resources for one test
Teacher pressured by
parents Steven Pfeiffer, Ph.D. and Tania Jarosewich, Ph.D. Gifted Rating Scales (2003)
Pearson Assessments
$174 for Manual, GRS-P/GRS-S protocols (25 each)
$54 for GRS protocol only. Research Indicates:
High reliability
Test validity
"Intercultural Utility"
Translations
Other Possible Uses:
Parent data
Mass screenings
Improvements:
Standardization for >13 years
Parametric data
Correlations to giftedness. Korean
Chinese
Spanish Existing Teacher
Rating Scales Gifted Evaluation Scales
Second Edition
(GES-2) Gifted and Talented
Evaluation Scales (GATES) Non-representative
standardization
sample. Inadequate
inter-rater reliability Low test
sensitivity
(true positives) Non-representative
standardization
sample. Inadequate
inter-rater reliability Construction of
scales based on
expert opinion. No standard scores
provided. Inadequate
inter-rater reliability No information on
test sensitivity Scales for Rating the
Behavioral Characteristics of Superior Students
(SRBCSS)
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