CAN SCHOOLS CREATE GIFTED STUDENTS?

| March 7, 2019

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Last week, a reader sent in the following question: Can schools create gifted students?  The short answer is yes. Let’s begin by explaining what giftedness is. Giftedness is defined as a child’s attainment of an IQ test score over 130 (varies from state to state), and/or a high level of natural ability, motivation, and creativity in a given field or area of study. It can refer to a combination of these elements. But back to the question at hand. Can schools develop giftedness in their students.?

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