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Introduction

The assessment of giftedness has it roots in the study of individual differences which has focused on the constructs of intelligence, creativity, and motivation. Although broad definitions of gifted-ness have emerged, the most extensive body of research on assessment concentrates on intelligence. Unfortunately, the construct of intelligence is enigmatic and models of intelligence range from unidimensional to multidimensional. Of course, the identification of giftedness should not be based solely on an intelligence test, but also on the basis of the social and cultural context. To assess the construct of giftedness, valid and reliable measures of domain specific knowledge, speed, and metacognition are necessary. Alternative assessment procedures, such as Sternberg's Triarchic model or dynamic assessment, should also be considered.

Definition of Giftedness

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