This presentation identifies characteristics of gifted and talented children for both the general student population and ELs. Key strategies for identifying gifted ELs include (1) using assessment data that are gathered from multiple sources and include objective and subjective data, and professional and nonprofessional input on behavior; and (2) implementing identification practices that are early, specific, and on-going. This presentation recommends advocating for gifted and talented ELs, involving parents in the process, identifying cultural and linguistic differences, and inviting input from classroom and EL teachers.
Program Design and Implementation
English Learner Identification