01 Sep Referrals, Identification Appeals, and Outside Testing can Only Hurt Equity in Gifted Education
Referrals, Identification Appeals, and Outside Testing can Only Hurt Equity in Gifted Education
Paper presentation194Scott Peters, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, United States
North AmericaThu 14:15 - 15:15
Balanced research and practice
Districts often include parental referrals, outside testing, and provisions for appeals in their gifted and talented identification policies. Unfortunately, all of these policies can only exacerbate racial / ethnic and socioeconomic inequity in identified gifted populations. This session will identify why this is the case before offering alternatives as well as ideas for how to communicate policy changes to stakeholders.