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Gifted Rating Scales
Nina Benwayon 20 April 2013
Transcript of Gifted Rating Scales
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)
Representative of US Population
No Comorbid Disability.
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)
Six different 9-Point Likert Scales
No Global "Gifted Composite" Score
Multidimensional models of giftedness Artistic Talent
Creativity, Leadership* Zigler & Heller (2000) Munich Model of
Giftedness and Talent US Department of Education (1993)
A Case for Developing America's Talent Teacher Rating Scales
12 Sentences per Area
9 Likert Scale
"Likelihood of giftedness"
T-scores, Percentile Rank
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,
Above "The GRS should not
be used in isolation" Benefit - Large Screenings
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)
$174 for Manual, GRS-P/GRS-S protocols (25 each)
$54 for GRS protocol only. Research Indicates:
Other Possible Uses:
Standardization for >13 years
Correlations to giftedness. Korean
Spanish Existing Teacher
Rating Scales Gifted Evaluation Scales
(GES-2) Gifted and Talented
Evaluation Scales (GATES) Non-representative
inter-rater reliability Low test
(true positives) Non-representative
inter-rater reliability Construction of
scales based on
expert opinion. No standard scores
inter-rater reliability No information on
test sensitivity Scales for Rating the
Behavioral Characteristics of Superior Students