Equitable Assessment of Gifted Students using the
Naglieri General Ability Tests: Verbal, Nonverbal & Quantitative
Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in the Naglieri General Ability Tests. Like the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Tests (NNAT), these tests are used for the identification of gifted students. However, several important distinctions exist. The Naglieri General Ability Tests include innovative approaches to test construction that have allowed us to identify students with high intellectual ability in a fair and equitable manner. To achieve that goal we created new tests, which can be solved regardless of the language a student knows and the test questions that demand only a small amount of knowledge.
Naglieri General Ability Tests measure general ability using verbal, quantitative and nonverbal test questions whereas the NNAT measures general ability but only using a nonverbal format. It is also important to note that the Naglieri General Ability Tests include a verbal and quantitative component in order to have a more diverse approach to measuring general ability. In addition, the Naglieri General Ability Tests include nonverbal versions with all new items.
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Instructions are presented to the students using animated videos which eliminates the need for comprehension of verbal directions.
The Verbal, Nonverbal & Quantitative tests measure thinking with minimum influence of knowing and can be solved regardless of the student’s language.
In order to eliminate the role of verbal expression in the tests, students respond using a multiple-choice format.
Recently researchers have estimated that more than 850,000 African-American, Hispanic, and Native American students in K-12 public school today could have been identified for gifted programs but were not. This problem could be addressed by using ability tests that were designed and validated to be equitable for all students.
The Naglieri General Ability Tests by Jack A. Naglieri, PhD, Dina M. Brulles, PhD and Kimberly Lansdowne, PhD were explicitly developed to address the need for equitable assessment of gifted students from diverse cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds so they can receive educational opportunities appropriate for their ability.
The authors propose that general ability can be assessed in an equitable manner if academic skills are omitted from the measurement of intelligence.
The authors explain the how the Naglieri General Ability Tests differ from other gifted tests and why it seems to ease students’ test anxiety.
The Naglieri General Ability Tests are now available for purchase. If you simply need more information about the tests or if you are ready to purchase please contact our account executive below.