The talent search method was developed by Julian C. Stanley (Johns Hopkins University) to assess the ability of students with academic performance far above that of most others their age. In 1969, Stanley evaluated a 13-year-old boy by using tests designed for college students. Current talent searches around the world trace their history back to this assessment. This entry discusses at-level testing, above-level testing, talent searches, extracurricular opportunities, educational planning, and future directions of talent searches

At-Level Testing

Standardized achievement tests typically are used at-level (also called ingrade). They are given near the end of the school year and present material at a student's grade level to determine how well the student has mastered what was taught. For most students, this approach is effective. For someone achieving ...

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