Identification is one of the most important stages in the preparation of gifted students programs, through which talented students are identified with a view to providing them with appropriate services and educational programs. These programs seek to meet their needs, challenge their abilities and work on their development. This process contributes to controlling the system of enrolling in programs for the gifted, supplement programs with the most worthy students for its special education services and determine the type and level of talent, which in turn helps to determine the needs of gifted students and guide them to programs most suited to develop their areas of competence.
Stages of Gifted Students Identification Process:
Criteria used in the identification of gifted students:
Tools and criteria for identification of gifted students:
Firstly, quantitative tools:
Secondly, qualitative tools:
Talented Students Identification Kit
Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic Performance seeks to discover and identify talented students through the provision of adequate identification tools that will identify those students and measure their different abilities. The Foundation started the project of preparing the Talented Students Identification Kit, in collaboration with talent experts, which aims to develop tools specifically designed to commensurate with the UAE environment and be globally recognized among the best practices in the field of talented education.
Our developed Tools:
The talented students will be identified through several stages of initial/field survey till the selection and identification of talented students. In each stage, measuring tools would be developed for such stage. In the of initial/field survey stage, the initial/field survey tools would be developed. In the nomination stage, tests kit for talented identification would be established and developed, containing tests to measure: motivation, abilities, learning as well as learning environment. As for the stage of selection and identification; the forms and personal interviews guide for talented and gifted students will be created in such stage.
What distinguishes the Talented Students Identification Kit: