The updated, comprehensive guide to developing or enhancing gifted programming How do we ensure we are meeting the needs of gifted students? The educational landscape has changed dramatically since Designing Services and Programs for High-Ability Learners was first published in 2006. This updated and revised second edition of the landmark guidebook provides educators and administrators with the comprehensive, practical advice they need to support gifted learners, and includes new perspectives based on recent research and the updated National Association for Gifted Children Programming Standards. Written by leading experts, each chapter focuses on a key feature of high-quality gifted programs, from identification to evaluation and advocacy, and takes into account current trends in education, such as the  • Focus on diversity and the efforts needed to ensure underrepresented populations are screened for gifted education  • Collaboration with special education, families, and community members to ensure all students have access to programming and services  • Use of technology, especially in rural communities  • Development of local policies to support gifted education Whether you are developing a new program or restructuring an existing service, this guidebook will help you meet the needs of today’s gifted students.

Developing a Plan for Evaluating Services Provided to Gifted Students

Developing a Plan for Evaluating Services Provided to Gifted Students
Carolyn M. Callahan


High-quality evaluation of services provided to gifted and talented students should be a systematic process of collecting data from multiple sources to help decision makers at all levels make informed judgments about the effectiveness of the various components of those services. Hence, effective evaluation involves collecting data that will be useful to and will be used by decision makers. If evaluation is done well, decision makers will not only have information on programmatic strengths and weaknesses, but they will also have guidance in making changes that will enhance the services offered to gifted students.1

A comprehensive evaluation will be designed to collect both formative ...

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