Use of Brief Intelligence Tests in the Identification of Giftedness
Eric E. Pierson, Lydia M. Kilmer, Barbara A. Rothlisberg and David E. McIntosh
Schools often administer brief intelligence tests as the first step in the identification of students who are cognitively gifted. However, brief measures are often used without consideration of underlying constructs or the psychometric properties of the measures and without regard to the links between screening decisions and educational programming. This article provides an overview of these issues and offers recommendations for using brief intelligence measures particularly when screening children who are cognitively gifted.