A collection of recent webinars and companion handouts about the Naglieri General Ability Tests and their components.
The Naglieri General Ability Tests were developed to address the need for equitable assessment of gifted students from diverse cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds so they can receive educational opportunities appropriate for their ability.
In this session the role IQ tests have played in the identification of gifted students is explained. That is, the tests used for group and individual evaluation are contaminated with knowledge, which leads to lower scores for under-privileged students and creates a social justice problem as noted 100 years ago by Yoakum and Yerkes in their book Army Mental Tests.
Presented at the NASP 2021 Virtual Convention, February 2021.
Presented by Jack Naglieri, Ph.D, Dina Brulles, Ph.D, and Kimberly Lansdowne, Ph.D
It is well known that gifted education should be much more inclusive. Recently researchers have estimated that more than 700,000 African-American, Hispanic, and Native American students in K-12 public school today could have been identified for gifted programs but were not. Why not? We will suggest that the identification process typically used puts too much emphasis on knowledge of the English language despite well meaning efforts to achieve more diversity. Even when a matrix of data is used, the language demands of some verbal and quantitative ability tests can block students with limited background knowledge and English language skills.
This webinar describes how local norms can be used to identify a diverse group of students for gifted educational services. We describe how to use local norms with the Verbal, Nonverbal and Quantitative versions of the Naglieri General Ability Tests (Naglieri, Brulles & Lansdowne, 2021). Research is presented that shows that these tests are equitable across race, ethnicity, gender and parental education levels.
The webinar entitled "Equitable Assessment of Gifted Students in the Era of Black Lives Matter" addresses the impact traditional IQ has had on our understanding of race differences. Evidence is provided which shows that traditional IQ tests misled us about race differences and newer tests such as the NNAT, CAS2, and forthcoming Naglieri General Ability Tests are much more equitable.
This webinar was presented at the NYASP virtual Convention this past October, 2020.
Social Justice, IQ tests and Identification of Gifted Students. NASP 2021. (pdf)Download
The Elephant in the Room: Identifying Underrepresented Populations. VA Gifted. October 2020. (pdf)Download
Equitable Identification of Gifted Students in the Era of BLM. NYASP. October 2020 (pdf)Download
Naglieri General Ability Tests. VAGifted Virtual Summer Seminar, August 2020. (pdf)Download