Your thoughts on Gifted Students and their Needs

 

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* 1. Please indicate your role in the Kent City Schools.

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* 2. What are your experiences with teaching students identified as gifted in one or more areas? (select all that apply)

  Usually True Usually False I Rarely Know
I often have several cognitively gifted students in my classes
I often have several  students identified as gifted in reading in my classes
I often have several  students identified as gifted in math in my classes
I often have several students identified as gifted in science and/ or social studies in my classes
I often have several  students identified as gifted in creative thinking and/ or the arts in my classes
I rarely know if I have identified gifted students in my classes

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* 3. As you think about what you know about gifted children, their needs, and programming for them in schools, please rate the following statements with your level of agreement.

  Strongly Agree Agree Not sure Disagree Strongly Disagree
I understand how gifted children are identified in our district.
In general, I feel that our gifted programming targets the right students.
I understand the district’s and school’s goals and objectives for effectively differentiating instruction within the regular classroom.
There is adequate communication among parents, teachers and administrators about the gifted program.
Gifted staff are readily available to address my questions and concerns about gifted programing and gifted students in my classes.
Gifted students require specialized services to meet their academic needs.
Eligibility for gifted services should prioritize students who are high achieving, highly motivated, and receiving top scores.
Most needs of students identified as gifted can be met in the regular classroom.
Gifted students require specialized support services to meet their social/emotional needs.
Students identified as gifted should be provided enrichment activities inside the regular classroom.
Students identified as cognitively gifted benefit from cluster grouping or pull-out services with other gifted students.
I have adequate time and preparation to differentiate for gifted students in my classes.
I know how to regularly differentiate instruction in my classroom for gifted learners.
I would like to learn about how to make my classroom more beneficial to gifted learners.

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