Teachers look beyond test scores to identify gifted students

11/23/2009 | Oregonian (Portland), The

An Oregon school district has made identifying gifted students a top priority -- a task that can be more difficult for a district with a large number of poor students and English-language learners. Teachers say gifted students are not necessarily the top achievers, and they are looking for other clues, including imagery in language, problem-solving talent, speed in understanding, independence and leadership.

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