Increasing Historically Disadvantaged Students in Gifted Education

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 8
  • Skill Level: Introduction

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand the excellence gap in education.
  2. understand the need for increasing minority representation in gifted education.
  3. understand the importance of using local norms in gifted identification.
  4. learn equitable identification of academic giftedness that maintains excellence of gifted programs.


Historic systemic inequities in opportunities to learn (OTL) have led to longstanding disproportionality in gifted education. In this session, we present the result of accounting for OTL on proportionality and identification of giftedness in students. Practitioners will learn the importance of accounting for OTL when identifying giftedness in students.



Jared Izumi, University of Missouri
Pamela J. August, North Kansas City School District


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