IQ tests are not popular however and may not be used in some schools so
identification is less reliable and may be more subjective.
If you can understand the concept of special education students being at
all different levels, then perhaps you can understand the concept of
gifted students coming with all different levels of needs. Though many
of us do not understand gifted students nor do we want to take the time
to do so the child does exist and is not a joke. I find this dialogue
very embarrassing coming from a list serve which probably is made up of
very gifted and talented teachers.
I know that it stems from our society not embracing the concept of
giftedness even when we know it exists. Just ask Picasso, Einstein,
Edison, Van Gogh . We all know that they would have been and were
considered failures in their schools, and never considered gifted, just
as some of you are making fun of the gifted students and their
identification . Please do me a favor learn about the gifted student.
They are fascinating and worth our effort in trying to reach them.