Researchers will study method to identify ELL students who are gifted

10/25/2009 | Tampa Tribune (Fla.), The

Researchers at the University of South Florida will examine whether nonverbal assessment tests help to ensure that English-language learners are better represented in gifted-education programs. The Department of Education will spend $1.6 million to fund REACH -- Recognizing Extraordinary Accomplishments of Children -- to look at using nonverbal tests and to train teachers in recognizing characteristics that might identify children as gifted.

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