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2nd Grade Child Find

Giftedness is a concept or psychological constraint, not a trait of a person. We do not measure giftedness directly as we would tallness. Instead, we infer giftedness by observing certain characteristics or behaviors of individuals. Our inferences about giftedness will be accurate to the extent that the characteristics or behaviors we choose to observe are relevant to the construct and are validly and reliably appraised. (Hagen, 1980)

All 2nd grade students in the state of Alabama are observed for gifted potential. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the specialist assigned to your child's school.