Online Gifted Assessment Tool
for Children, Part III

Evaluation Instrument for Parents, other invested individuals

Questions in Part III relate to children of all ages. The questions are all present tense, and do not require knowledge of previous milestones. For questions directed more towards very young children, please go to parts I and II. 

 

This assessment is intended to help parents and other concerned adults recognize gifted traits in a child. 

Gifted 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 suggests nor precludes strengths or deficits in another. This assessment has tried to take that into account.

In order to produce a meaningful report, please answer all questions. 

At the end of the series, you will be asked for some specific information. This is only for the purpose of research. No personally identifying information is required. Please take a couple minutes and complete this survey. Adding your information and results to the database will help refine this assessment tool in the future. 

The following set of assessment questions are adapted from a variety of studies. 
The tool 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 giftedassessment@shulamit.info

Instructions:

1.  Answer all questions. 
2. Choose the answer that seems most accurate. For most questions, if you must choose more than one answer, you can.
3. Leaving "Select all that apply" as your answer, will result in the program responding like that question wasn't answered.
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. 
6. Fill in information at bottom of identification tool and click "submit" in order for your results to be included in research to improve this identification tool.

TO SELECT MORE THAN ONE, HOLD DOWN THE "Ctrl" BUTTON


1.  This child tends to...
2.  This child is...
3.  This child tends to ...

4.  This child tends to...


5.  This child tends to...


6.  This child...   


7.  This child is...   


8.  This child ...   

9.  This child...  


10. This child...


11. This child...   


12. This child...   


13. This child is...   


14. This child... 


15. This child...


16. This child is a...   


17. This child...   


18. This child is...  


19. This child...   


20. This child...   


21. If I had to guess, I would say this child is...  

22. This child is presently years and months old.


23. I am this child's  (for example, "mother" or "tutor" or "uncle," etc.)


24. I also think this child is gifted because...


25. I am interested in my responses becoming part of the research, and can be contacted  at this e-mail address:

   
(Calculating the score does NOT send the results.)

Your Score: 
Please submit your results when you are ready. 

What does this score mean?
Most importantly, it means you have a score on ONE part of a broad range of assessment tools.

It is best to utilize several different methods for assessing the gifted needs of a child. Most children (and adults!) who are gifted, are not gifted across the board. One method of identifying giftedness is always only one piece of a complex pie. Part III of the OGAT is perhaps most useful for school-age children, but might be useful to assess anyone for whom the questions apply. If your score suggests giftedness, you might consider what needs that giftedness seems to generate. If the score is for a school age child, professional gifted assessment might be useful if the child would benefit from a gifted program in school. Most, perhaps all, gifted people have particular emotional needs due to their giftedness. Knowing that a child (or yourself) is gifted, can begin to help assess their unique emotional and intellectual needs.

A score below 10 suggests: 1. A possible false negative. This happens if the questions don't address the particular gifts of the child being assessed. 2. That more investigation into different parts of giftedness may be useful. 3. That maybe the child isn't gifted in these areas. 4. That maybe the child in question may be a late bloomer, or just quietly introverted. And 5. That this child might be bright, academically successful, and well adjusted, but not necessarily gifted. Please fill out the information below, and click submit to have your results become part of the research for the Online Gifted Assessment Tool.

A score between 10 and 20 suggests the possibility of giftedness, but without other assessments, the score doesn't stand on its own, for all the reasons stated above. If you believe the child is gifted, this score suggests it would be reasonable to look into further testing. Please fill out the information below, and click submit to have your results become part of the research for the Online Gifted Assessment Tool.

A score between 21 and 26 is unlikely to be a false positive, and would tend to suggest a potentially gifted individual. Further testing could be useful for the child in question. Please fill out the information below, and click submit to have your results become part of the research for the Online Gifted Assessment Tool.

A score between 27 and 30 suggests the child is gifted ...at least in the areas described by these questions. It is likely that this child has the emotional needs one expects to see in the gifted. Special gifted educational and counseling services may be useful for this child. Please fill out the information below, and click submit to have your results become part of the research for the Online Gifted Assessment Tool.

A score between 31 and 35 suggests the child is quite gifted, probably in multiple areas described by these questions. It is highly likely that this child has the emotional needs one expects to see in the gifted. Special gifted educational and counseling services may be useful for this child. Please fill out the information below, and click submit to have your results become part of the research for the Online Gifted Assessment Tool.

A score above 36 suggests a particularly high level of giftedness, and one would expect to see obviously different emotional needs. The farther above 36, the more intense one would expect the emotional life of that child to be. Raising or educating this child will likely be a persistently new and unique experience for all concerned.  Please fill out the information below, and click submit to have your results become part of the research for the Online Gifted Assessment Tool.

 

 

 


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