How can spatial-skills assessments help identify talented youth?

07/31/2013 | KQED.org

Schools may not be identifying some talented students who are gifted in spatial reasoning, Duke University researcher Jonathan Wai writes in this blog post. Such students may perform lower in math and verbal assessments, which often are used to identify talented students, he explains. With schools focusing more on science, technology, engineering and math, Wai advocates that schools also should seek out spatial thinkers who are likely to do well in these fields.

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