Submission to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the Education of Gifted and Talented Students

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Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) made a submission to the Victorian Parliament’s Education and Training Committee’s Inquiry into the Education of Gifted and Talented Students in May 2011.  The submission focuses mostly on one aspect of the terms of reference: the identification of gifted and talented students.  

In the submission, ACER notes that the identification of students with high academic potential is key to the proper targeting of programs and pathways aimed at providing appropriate teaching and learning opportunities for academically able students.  In order to identify these students, teachers, schools and systems need to use effectively targeted, research-based assessment instruments as part of the formal process of identification.

ACER's Submission Re Gifted and Talented Students

ACER CEO, Professor Geoff Masters, and Director of Assessment Services, Mr Ralph Saubern, presented at the Inquiry’s public hearing on Monday, 25 July 2011.