Identification & Assessment
The Three-Ring Conception of Giftedness, Joseph S. Renzulli, Ed.D.,
Director, The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented,
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Formal Identification Procedure
Identification of students in grades three through eight for participation in the QUEST Program is a multi-criteria process. The information gathered about each candidate is reviewed by a Nomination Committee and a decision is made either to identify the student for QUEST participation, or keep the student on “watch” for further consideration at the next review of nominations.
The Nomination Form that is completed by the student’s classroom teacher, or other nominating teacher, requests many kinds of information, including various test scores, report cards, performance data, interests and narrative comments from the nominating teacher. The individual categories of information are not weighted. Each piece of information is carefully discussed about the candidate in order to form a detailed profile of the child as a learner.
A Nomination Committee at each school meets to review the multiple criteria Nomination Form used to identify students on an on-going basis as they demonstrate their abilities and needs.
Individual Student Assessment
Planning meetings will be held when necessary to review the specific needs of individual students.
Assist the classroom teacher by meeting with them in small groups or individually to discuss specific students’ needs.