The Role of Nonverbal Ability Tests in Identifying Academically Gifted Students : An Aptitude Perspective

  title={The Role of Nonverbal Ability Tests in Identifying Academically Gifted Students : An Aptitude Perspective},
  author={David F. Lohman},
The fi rst goal of this article is to discuss the role of n o nverbal ability te sts in the identification of acad e m i c a l ly gifted ch i l d ren. I note that most nonve r b a l te sts measure ve r b a l ly mediated cognitive pro c e s s e s , that th ey are neither “culture free” nor “culture fa i r,” and that we have known these facts for a ve ry long time. I show that selecting students for gifted and ta le n ted pro grams on the basis of such te sts wo u l d exclude the maj o rity of… CONTINUE READING
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