Gifted children testing – why?

28 Jun

Parents sometimes think they should get their child tested without any clear reason for doing it. What are the reasons for testing a child?
1. To provide details about learning needs, including strengths and weaknesses
2. To help identify a child for a gifted program
3. To discover any learning disabilities requiring intervention
4. To help advocate for appropriate educational accommodations

Source : http://giftedkids.about.com/od/testing/p/testing_basics.htm

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3 Responses to “Gifted children testing – why?”

  1. thehappyhomechoolinghoosierhousewife June 28, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

    I am homeschooling, but I need to have both kids evaluated at some point. I think they are both gifted in most areas, but both have different problems as well. I believe my son is color blind, but he’s not quite 3 so we’re waiting it out!

  2. Foodie in WV June 28, 2013 at 11:13 pm #

    Both my husband and I got tested when we were in grade school. He did it to get into a gifted program, my school tested everyone. I went to a small arts school and many of the kids did accelerated high-school and started college at 14.

  3. Kim @ Creating My Niche July 3, 2013 at 12:27 am #

    My kids’ school test a few times a year to check progress and to determine if they should be in the accelerated program. I am waiting to see what happens for the upcoming school year. I will have a 4th grader, 2nd grader, and a kindergartener. My eldest has been in the accelerated program since kindergarten. I look for my middle son to move up, as they were having trouble challenging him last year. And, honestly, I have NO idea what to expect with my youngest boy. He knows a lot, but doesn’t seem quite as mature.

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