Self-Directed Priorities for Assessment of the Gifted Online Class (SD217218)
Credits: 5 / Tuition: $350 / Additional Fee for Non NEGA RESA: $25.00


Class Notes


This Gifted Endorsement Co-hort is part of a self-directed program.

Participants will have 12 weeks to complete this course.

This class consists of learning modules that will be completed over a twelve week period. All assignments and projects must be completed satisfactorily and turned in to the instructor by the last day of class.

Course Description

Course description

This course focuses on assessment of gifted learners in both the classroom and for identification for gifted programs. We'll examine statistical principles related to testing, uses of portfolios, observation checklists and rating scales, teacher-made tests, grading, and standardized instruments for mental ability, achievement, motivation, and creativity. models, and research program evaluation tools.



Step 1 - Enrollment Process

To enroll in the Gifted Endorsement Program the following information is required:

  • Gifted Program Application Forms;
  • Participant is automatically registered for the remaining three online courses unless RESA is notified of intent not to participate;
  • Written recommendation of current principal or other appropriate supervisor in the employing system;
  • Written statement of personal and professional characteristics that would indicate the likelihood of being successful in the work of the Gifted Endorsement Teacher;
  • Valid clear, renewable Georgia teaching certificate; and
  • Copy of college transcript.

All paperwork must be signed by school principal and system staff development coordinator.

For additional registration information you may contact Brenda Mercer at

Step 2 - Course Registration Process

Participant must register for the first course in the series only. To register, go to PL Courses, All Classes by Date. Participant will be automatically enrolled in the remaining courses and notified prior to each course of enrollment and option to cancel enrollment if no longer needing to take the course. 

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