for Young Children, Part I
Instrument for Parents, other invested individuals
in Part I relate to children under the age of 7.
records or memories of the relevant information can use this
assessment on older children.
This assessment is
intended to help parents and other concerned adults recognize gifted traits in a
child. But "giftedness" is not a single entity. In this assessment,
the expected response for most gifted children will be in the middle range of
answers offered. Highly or profoundly gifted children would be expected to
show occasional responses at the highest end of the spectrum. It is
important to note, even a child with a 200 IQ will
not always have the qualities listed below, nor will they have
shown every particular ability at the youngest age listed.
children who have some mitigating factors, such as learning disabilities, emotional
problems, etc., will show a more uneven pattern. Intellectual ability, creative
ability, learning styles, and emotional health each run on their own
continuum. Having strength in one neither compels nor precludes
strengths or deficits in another.
In order to produce a meaningful
please answer all questions. A guess will more likely produce a more
accurate score than an unanswered question. If an accurate answer is
impossible because the child hasn't yet shown evidence of a particular
trait, (for example, the child is three-years-old, and hasn't
completed a 20 piece puzzle yet) give it a guess as when you think it
might happen (as in when the three-year-old is completing 16
piece puzzles already, then you could reasonably expect "age
4" to be a good guess for 20 pieces), or simply choose the oldest
following set of assessment questions are adapted from a variety of studies.
as it stands, however, has not yet been evaluated for validity or
reliability. The resulting scores are not scientific. If you have any
questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Answer all questions as accurately as
2. If the correct answer is not available, choose the closest to
3. If the child hasn't yet shown a particular trait yet, guess
when it might show up, or choose the oldest age listed.
4. When all questions are answered, click the
"calculate" button to see score. (This is a simple
HTML program, and does not keep any records of the score.)
5. Read the score descriptions at the bottom of the page to get
an idea what the score might mean.
6. Go on to Part II, to get a broader picture of the child's
potential for being gifted.
You do not have to submit your scores to proceed
to Part II, but your addition to the research data is much
appreciated. No personally identifying
information is collected by submitting. The process is entirely
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