Washington state lawmakers consider universal screening to find gifted students (Seattle Times)

Until last month, only 28 low-income children out of 3,000 in the Northshore School District had been deemed academically gifted. The same pattern held for nonnative English speakers, only 11 of whom had been rated intelligent enough for accelerated learning.

But in January, Northshore upended its old system of screening students for giftedness based on test scores and parent referrals. Instead, they decided to measure the potential of everyone — all 16,000 elementary- and middle-school children — in an effort to change the racial and economic complexion of advanced learning.

Read the full Seattle Times article: https://www.seattletimes.com/education-lab/washington-state-lawmakers-consider-universal-screening-to-find-gifted-students/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=article_left_1.1

Article by Claudia Rowe / The Seattle Times