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Validity and gender issues in the use of the DISCOVER. Assessment for the identification of gifted minorities

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dc.contributor.author Sarouphim, Ketty M.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-31T08:52:17Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-31T08:52:17Z
dc.date.copyright 1998 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/8408
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate certain aspects of the internal structure of the DISCOVER assessment checklist (C. Maker, A. Nielson, and J. Rogers, 1994) to assess its construct validity. Other purposes included assessing percentages of identified students and gender differences through the use of the assessment. The sample consisted of 368 Navajo Indian and Mexican American participants from kindergarten, fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. The results showed low and nonsignificant inter-rating correlations, indicating high discriminant validity of the checklist. R-squared analyses revealed low percentages of variance explained, indicating low convergent validity. Items most frequently checked clustered around the underlying intelligence assessed. A pattern of more checks was found for higher ratings. Also, 22% of kindergarten, 27% of fourth- and fifth-grade, and 44% of sixth-grade participants were identified as gifted. Chi-square tests revealed no overall significant differences in the number of boys and girls identified as gifted. The results indicate sound qualities of the DISCOVER assessment and promote the use of performance-based assessments. An appendix contains checklist sample items. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Validity and gender issues in the use of the DISCOVER. Assessment for the identification of gifted minorities en_US
dc.type Conference Paper / Proceeding en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 197906620 en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Sarouphim, K. M. (1998). Validity and Gender Issues in the Use of the DISCOVER Assessment for the Identification of Gifted Minorities. en_US
dc.author.email ksarufim@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.conference.date April 13-17, 1998 en_US
dc.conference.place San Diego, CA en_US
dc.conference.title Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED419835.pdf en_US
dc.publication.date 1998 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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