Identifying Talent – Developing a More Effective and Inclusive Screening Process


Presenter: David Lohman, Ph.D., University of Iowa
Core Area: Identification & Assessment
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Most school districts screen students for possible inclusion in their talent-development programs. How effective are these screening methods at truly identifying talent? Delve into the world of identification to discover more effective and inclusive methods of recognizing gifted and talented students.

Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

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Students who score well on the screening test are considered for special educational programming and their needs, interests, and abilities are matched with the services that the school offers. But what about talented students who slip through the cracks of current screening methods. In this 1-hour course David Lohman, Ph.D., shares tools to design a screening program that avoids the twin pitfalls of failing to identify students who should be included or wrongly including students who do not need special services.

Dr. Lohman provides:

  • Examples of exemplary practices
  • The difference between identification and selection
  • Distinctions between “gifted” and “talented”
  • The elements of screening
  • Common pitfalls illustrated using the CogAT Form 7 Screening Form

Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

This course is aligned with 2016 ODE Teacher Competencies e, f, g, and NAGC Teacher Preparation Standards 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3.

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464 reviews for Identifying Talent – Developing a More Effective and Inclusive Screening Process

  1. Jayson – CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH ISD (verified owner)

    I did not like this at all.

  2. Sarah – CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH ISD (verified owner)

    A lot of information in a short time. Would have preferred this be one of the 3 hour courses

  3. Michael – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    This course was full of useful information.

  4. Yvette – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    I thought it was to long.

  5. Racha – CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH ISD (verified owner)

    This course has a lot of information and I wish they split this course into 2 sections;

  6. Miguel – CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH ISD (verified owner)

    Lots of information on testing and focuses on ELL’s.

  7. Beth – CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH ISD (verified owner)

    This was not an easy training to enjoy. Lots of dry data. I had a very hard time staying with the presentation. If you’re not a testing and measuring thinker, this presentation will sap your energy.

  8. Bethany – CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH ISD (verified owner)

    over load of information and data

  9. Stefanie – CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH ISD (verified owner)


  10. Victoria – COLLEGE STATION ISD (verified owner)

    I thought this was very valuable information as someone who was not a part of developing my district’s screening processes.

  11. Carolyn – CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH ISD (verified owner)

    Thic course had not impact on my classroom.. I teach AP 11th and 12th- gifted are mixed with ELL, SpEd and “regular students” and no gifted testing occurs. I must teach all of them to the AP test,

  12. Luis – CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH ISD (verified owner)


  13. Amber – CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH ISD (verified owner)

    It was pretty confusing and a lot of information. The review questions would be better to be broken up throughout the content instead of just at the end.

  14. Karen – CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH ISD (verified owner)

    This speaker was very passionate about the subject. I wish that he was not talking so fast, as it made it hard to take notes while following along.

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