Friday, January 05, 2007

Schools Seek and Find 'Gifted' Students

Montgomery pursues an agressive strategy.
The below excerpt was taken from an article by Daniel de Vise in the Washington Post.

The bumper crop of gifted children at Bannockburn is a result not of some exclusive magnet program but of Montgomery County's aggressive policy on identifying academic talent. The county screens every second-grader for extraordinary ability. In most other school systems, it's left to parents or teachers to initiate the process. Also, Montgomery's criteria for "giftedness" are unusually broad, covering not just intelligence data but also classroom performance and the impressions of teachers and parents.
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